Not to sound pushy – we will discharge if…

"Not to sound pushy.. we will discharge if..." Yes, that's the opening salvo in a conversation with staff. "If you ...
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The What Would’s – Analysis of Decisions in the life of a child with severe mental illness

The What Would's... Yes, you read that correctly. The What Would's. No, it isn't some fanciful tale like The Little's ...
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Adoption – Misapplication of the Paintbrush

Adoption. It can be a trigger for negative behavior. Here is a hint. - Not everyone who is adopted is ...
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Destroying Success – please pray that we aren’t

I title this post "Destroying Success" for a simple fact. David has been in facility based care before. He has ...
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Listening to a Parrot.

Ever have the distinct realization that the words coming from your child's mouth aren't really his? That you are hearing ...
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Community and Home Based Services

Community and home based services, this is what we want in the event that David comes home. We don't think ...
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On Autism and Disability – a youtube video

The thing to take from this video? Never give up hope. With David, we will always hope that there will ...
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Playing with fire

I feel like we are playing with fire here. Admittedly, David also likes to play with fire. David admitted to ...
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Admitting the horror

It has come to our attention that David has admitted to trying to kill animals with his hands, and with ...
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Risk Assessment – Hope, Dreams and Fear

Hope We had David's monthly staffing today. It is always our strongest hope that he will do well each month ...
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Eval

David and I are traveling six hours tomorrow to get him evaluated for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. This is a ...
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For those Dad’s who played a role in my life

When we adopted our youngest, we did an adoption study. We had to write a bio and answer a ton ...
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