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Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism: Taylor’s Story

In recognition of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Kelly shares her son Taylor’s transition into adulthood and his autism effects it. For the first five years of his life, Taylor had developed typically. He talked earlier than most, he was social and generally a happy […]

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A Tale of Two Kidneys: Liam’s Story

At two months of age, baby Liam was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure. Not exactly what you think you’re going to hear when you think your baby has a case of terrible colic. The diagnosis came with a realization that not only was the health of their baby in grave danger, but that they would need to make huge […]

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Redefining Normal: Coping with ADHD

The definition of normal is “a person who is conventional or healthy.” But to a parent, normal means—will my child be okay? Will they be happy? Will they be accepted and have people who truly know and care about them? These are the things that ran through my head when suddenly faced with the fact that my child falls outside […]

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Allowing Myself to Lean In

When we wake up in the morning, most of us can predict what life will look like. As our eyes begin to open and our brain begins to function, we awake with some semblance of a general understanding of what the day may hold for us. Unless one moment disrupts any normalcy that once existed and shatters any chance of waking […]

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Finding Support for a NICU baby – Kaitlyn’s Story

In 2002, Jessica Frider gave birth to her first child, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn had suffered from a lack of oxygen during birth, which caused global brain damage and led to a variety of health difficulties, including cerebral palsy. Kaitlyn was in the NICU for three weeks before Jessica was able to take her home. Reaching Out Jessica first learned about CaringBridge […]

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