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15th Annual ASM Walk for Autism

I realize that most of my readers are also friends from Facebook where I’ve shared some photos, but I want to do so here as well.  The Walk was a big success!  The weather was bright and cool, the crowd was big, and the money raised was $58,000+.  An excellent day.  Jake got his irises …

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ASM Retreat, Day 1

We just got here this afternoon, but I can already tell we’re going to have a great year!     It’s always remarkable to look around and see all the families we’ve connected with in the past, and see how much the kids have grown. It’s excellent to get to be a small part of everyone …

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It Took A Village For Me To Get Away

I’m often amazed at the sheer amount of planning and preparation that goes into doing anything around our house. The volume of items to be checked off various to-do lists, the angles that need covering, and the back-ups to the back-ups. Beth and I just got back from a mini-vacation; vacation for me, work conference/vacation …

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Odds and Ends; plus … It’s my birthday!

Jake won’t stop talking about the upcoming Autism Society of Maine’s Family Retreat Weekend, scheduled this year at St. Joseph’s University in Standish. We go every year, and we stay in college dorms, attend seminars, and eat in the cafeteria. The kids get to have some fun in the Olympic size pool, and play with …

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Sibshop Awesomeness

Sibshops are pretty amazing things! We’ve held two at this point, and my only complaint is that they’re poorly attended.  Maybe we’re not doing enough to get the word out. Sibshops are a celebration of the life-long commitment and unique relationship that neurotypical kids have with their special needs brothers and sisters.  They can be …

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BigCalfGuy, Sibshop Facilitator!

If any of you know me at all, you won’t be surprised to hear that Beth is the uber-organized one, and I’m more the ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ one in the relationship.  It should further not surprise you to find out that I was sitting in a Portland conference room, getting ready …

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