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Safe and Secure: Parenting and Autism

November 12, 2021
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For parents raising a child with a cognitive delay or autism, keeping a child safe brings on a completely different set of concerns. With all children, you’re worried about keeping them safe on the playground, teaching them how to look both ways when crossing the street, , and not talk strangers, But for a parent […]

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Aimee’s Story: My Son and Autism

September 16, 2021
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Nine-year old Brandon can usually be found playing in his tree house or out in the yard exploring. He has autism, and although many kids with autism wander, Brandon wasn’t typically one of them. There had only been a few instances while in the company of his mom, dad or four siblings that Brandon had […]

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Joshua Ryan’s Beautiful Mind

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Joshua is intelligent, fun, and the sweetest little boy – he is also an avid train enthusiast. He knows so much about real locomotives and steam engines that his family often needs to Google things he says so they can understand his passion. Along with trains, Joshua loves arts and crafts, being outside, and thunderstorms, […]

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Matthew’s Story: Wandering and Autism

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Although he was diagnosed with autism at a very young age, 20-year old Matthew didn’t have a wandering incident until he became a teenager. Matthew first wandering from his high school campus and a few months later, leaving the house in the middle of the night, Matthew’s mother Bonnie decided it was time to enroll […]

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Brandon’s Story: Our Life with Autism

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Our middle son Brandon was diagnosed with Autism shortly after his second birthday. Over the years, my ability to stay home and be with Brandon at all times before and after school has been a blessing, especially since he has developed a strong tendency to wander.  Six years ago my sister-in-law told me about MedicAlert […]

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