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My Special Needs Daughter is an Everyday Princess

My now six-year-old daughter came to me when she was just three-months-old through foster care, and later joined my family officially through adoption. I have spent the last six years building up my portfolio when it comes to advocating for her as a special-needs child. But then there are these moments, these incredibly important moments, when […]

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Light it Up Any Color You Want, As Long As the Light of Autism is Shining

Within the autism community, there are SO many people and also SO many different viewpoints on the issues. Things you might think the community as a whole should agree upon, right? Yeah, not so much. For instance, try asking about ‘autism awareness’ vs. ‘autism acceptance’ and you’re bound to get someone on either side riled up. […]

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arsenic and cadmium

Is the Air Poisoning Our Children?

I saw the news story last week and panic set in at rapid pace. I frantically read the article titled, State Finds Alarmingly High Arsenic and Cadmium Levels Near Two SE Portland Schools. It stated that arsenic and cadmium levels are WELL above the healthy air safety benchmark in my neighborhood, near schools and a daycare […]

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