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We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork in that 75-80% are neuro-typical — their brains are wired typically — while the other 20-25% are wired differently.

The world often considers these individuals to be disabled in some way. While I certainly understand this perspective, I can’t lose sight of the fact … Read more

The Parental Learning Curve

Every once in a while you hear about the young adult who established their life goals very early in life and accomplished them by the time they reached thirty or even younger. I watched a young man play “Millionaire” who wrote out his life goals at age six and all he needed was to win enough money to buy a house to achieve his last goal. I find it amazing that a child would be so wise and precocious. It must work for some people.  Then there are those who make these goals and for various reasons, are unable to … Read more

Schooling Our Kindergartener with Autism at Home

Jude started kindergarten. (I still can’t believe I can type that sentence. How can he be five years old and in kindergarten?!)

We are now about a month into school, and we’ve seen great success. For parents of a child with autism, we chose the road less travelled by. We chose to homeschool. We didn’t choose to homeschool because we are anti-public school. We chose to homeschool because it is impossible for anyone to have expectations as high as we have for our son. I don’t mean to demean our local elementary school with that statement. I’m just recognizing an … Read more