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The Fight

“I am f#@*ing exhausted, but I will never stop fighting.”

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Summertime Update

Summer is here. We’ve already used almost an entire bottle of sunscreen. We all have tan lines. That’s how it should be. I am happy to say that our local swimming pool is OPEN, with precautions in place. I know just how lucky we are. Most public pools throughout the country are closed down amid […]

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ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis What is it? A therapy with a scientific approach to understanding and improving or changing behaviors. AKA Change the environment to change the behavior. Wait… What is behavior? Seems simple enough, but before I go on, let me first express that often the word behavior is associated with “bad behavior”, but there […]

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DIAGNOSED

I will never forget Monday, October 15th, 2018 – My son’s long awaited Autism Evaluation at a LifeScape center in Sioux Falls, SD. I will never forget because this day made everything “official” and really “real”. I truly didn’t hear much I didn’t already know in my heart, but it’s still different to hear it […]