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Our Autism Diagnosis Story

Three weeks ago, my three and a half year old daughter, Gwenie, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is a bright, intelligent yet non-verbal, active and happy little girl. When did we start suspecting? When Gwenie was just shy of two years old she hadn’t really started talking. She would say a couple random […]

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Speech Delay: I’m Tired of Hearing Just Wait

My daughter is the light of my life, along with her little brother, they are everything I wanted. As my daughter was at the doctor for her 18 months well-check the point was brought up that she really should be talking more. At the time she really did not have more than 2 or 3 […]

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Wishing I Could Hear “I Love You”

Before I became a mother, I had this perfect little ideal of my children. My children will be so easy, well-behaved, mellow. They’d listen to me when I asked them to do something. They’d clean up after themselves, they’d sleep like little angels every night. Of course, there’s always this bring-you-back-to-reality kind of moment and […]

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My Daughter’s Speech Delay is NOT a Reflection of My Parenting

There are so many things in parenthood that cause us to worry. So many aspects that make us wonder, “are we doing well by our children?” My daughter was diagnosed with a speech delay at around 21 months old. She just turned 2.5 years old (30 months). At her 18 month check up our doctor […]

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