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A Meaningful Day at the Salon

A Meaningful Day at the Salon http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/meaningful-day-at-the-salon/

I’ll admit it started out as me needing a massage after the school carnival planning was finally over but massages are expensive and there isn’t an in-house babysitting option—although wouldn’t that be great?  A pedicure, however, offers a massage chair and limeade for the mom while the child is stuck in a chair with wet […]

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Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son

Fatherhood: The Powerful Bond with My Special Needs Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/father-son-powerful-bond

Every year, my son’s aide makes me a Father’s Day card. She carefully cuts, colors, and shakily writes out “Happy Father’s Day” with what I assume is her non-dominant hand.  Then she signs his name and sends it home. When it’s given to me, I offer a huge smile and ask, “Lucas! Did you make […]

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