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Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism journey has been like a roller coaster ride. We’ve experienced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs along a path with many twists and turns. Here’s our story… It all started back in 2008. Big Brother was 15 months old and not talking. He had already met his other developmental milestones… Read More

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A Disney Planes Birthday Party!

Disney Planes Birthday Party Ideas

Dear Hubby and I decided to throw Big Brother a party for his birthday this year.  He recently discovered how fun parties could be (click here for the scoop on that), so we decided to make sure his birthday was extra special this year. We asked him if he wanted a Thomas the Train Party… Read More

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How to Start a Special Needs Ministry

special needs ministry

I’ve been writing about special needs ministry all of this week. Monday’s post was about “Going to Church with a Special Needs Child.” On Tuesday, I posted about “How Special Needs Ministry Blessed My Family.” Wednesday’s post asked the thought provoking question, “Is Your Church Special Needs Friendly?” Today’s post wraps up the series by… Read More

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Is Your Church Special Needs Friendly?

Is Your Church Special Needs Friendly?

On Tuesday, I wrote about How Special Needs Ministry Blessed My Family. While I’m very thankful for my church, I know that there are other families that would greatly benefit from a ministry like this as well.  Here’s why you should seriously consider having a special needs ministry at your church. Is your church special… Read More

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How Special Needs Ministry Blessed My Family

Special Needs Ministry

On Monday, I started a new blog series about the importance of special needs ministry.  The first post, “Going to Church with a Special Needs Child,” explained how the seed of special needs ministry was planted at my church.  Here’s what happened after one special lady decided to water the seed, tending to it until it… Read More

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Going to Church with a Special Needs Child

Going to Church with a Special Needs Child

I was having a rough morning. Despite my best intentions to be on time, a last minute diaper change had me running late for church. I picked up my baby boy from the changing table and moved quickly through the house, grabbing the baby bag, my purse and coat, and my oldest son. I loaded… Read More

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Preparing Your Autistic Child for a Trip to the Dentist

Big Brother had a dentist appointment on Thursday.  I had forgot about it until I received a reminder phone call on Monday. All of a sudden, I became anxious. Our last dentist appointment six months ago was a mini-disaster. Big Brother screamed, squirmed, and yelled so bad that the dental hygienist could barely brush his… Read More

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Awesome With Autism

Awesome with Autism is a new monthly feature that I’m doing to highlight persons with Autism that are overcoming the odds and doing great things.  This month, the spotlight is on Christopher Duffley. During a Winter Ball for Autism, hosted by Autism Speaks and New York Collaborates for Autism, Christopher sang a beautiful rendition of… Read More

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Great Gifts for a Child with Autism

Great Gifts for a Child with Autism | tonyanash.com

My post, Choosing a Gift for a Special Needs Child, received a lot of positive feedback. Some of you had additional questions about what to buy, so I decided to go into more detail about gift ideas. I created this list for children with autism, but it may also be helpful for children with other… Read More

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Choosing a Gift for a Special Needs Child

Telly the Teaching Time Clock

A dear family member of ours sent their Christmas presents early for the boys. The gifts included not only fun toys for our oldest son, but a few learning toys for him as well. I was very excited when I saw them! One of the learning toys was Telly the Teaching Time Clock. It displays both… Read More

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