My Michele

Unlike many children with the typical onset of signs, our daughter Michele presented a trickier set of behaviors that made her diagnosis of autism a long, tedious ordeal. Already a mother of four when she arrived, I noticed early on that things were just not right. Her first set of vaccinations were a nightmare. She cried for 3 days nonstop. By the time we finally decided to take her back to the...
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Autistic Triplets

(Some identifying names have been removed from this post) AUTISM….. What causes this to inflict triplets? My beautiful boys were born February 17th, 1995 in Anchorage, Alaska. Over the last 16 years, my life has not been fun, but it has been funny at times. Trakkor, Tanner and Harley Hogan were diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4 by an autism specialist. When given the news, I asked “What...
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Jamie’s Story

I’ve chosen to share Jamie’s story as he has very ‘untypical’ autism in many ways but he is not classed as having high functioning autism either. I find this very confusing and I suppose I am searching for answers or another story similar to Jamie’s. Jamie was born by emergency c-section after a very long hard labour. He did not need any special care. We were told...
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Tyler’s Story

Our son Tyler was diagnosed with autism in 2002 at about age 3. We were actually better prepared than most. My wife and I have four college degrees between us and she was a special education teacher when he was born. We did everything “right” according to the literature: early intervention, speech, OT, 30-40 hours of home-based ABA, etc. We visited with specialists from Atlanta,...
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