Monthly Archives: December 2012

Adoption placement date Plus 10 years

10 years ago today David came to his forever home.

I can’t believe that it has been 10 years already.

In that time, there were so many things that happened.

The first laptop that he took apart when he was 4.

The first desktop that he tried to take apart when he was 5.

The first set of keys that he stole.

The first time he tried to hurt himself while he was angry with one of us.

The laughter when he would tell what he thought was a funny joke.

The teasing grin that he would display when he thought he was getting away with something.

The impish smile when he was happy about whatever was going through his head.

He never met someone he couldn’t be friends with.

I remember how excited he was the day he took that laptop apart.  He was doing work just like daddy.

Looking back, I find that I remember the good times we had with him more than the bad.

We had to make the horrible decision to place David in a residential facility, not once, but twice.  It is a decision that can tear apart a family.  It can also bring a family closer together.  David is happy there.  He doesn’t mind it.  To him, it is home.  I don’t know when, or even if he will be able to come back to his forever home, but he will always have a forever family.

Always.

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A Christmas Post – Treasure the gift of…

Our family celebrates Christmas on the eve.  Then we spend Christmas Day with my bride’s family.  This holiday is no different. Our celebration is incomplete though without David’s voice and joy ringing through the house.  Without him getting into presents that aren’t his, and helping things to disappear. We celebrated with David on Sunday in… Continue Reading

Celebrated Christmas with David at the PRTF

We spent the day with David.  He got to open his presents from us, and we opened our presents from him.  It was a good day. the facility has apartments for families to utilize when they are visiting.  As a result, we spent the day in a home like environment rather than in the more… Continue Reading

Reblog: #Win LinguiMind – a Foreign Language App for Children who Love Language!

LinguiMind a Sweet App for Foreign Languages and Your Child When the developer of LinguiMind contacted me about his app I wasn’t sure what to think – I’ve downloaded multiple apps for my foreign language lover, Bobby. But I agreed to give it a try, and more importantly, let Bobby try it out (his opinion’s… Continue Reading

reblog: IEP Success Kit – Giving IEP Knowledge for Christmas!

Special Education Advisor’s IEP Success Kit Great for Giving! When I reviewed the physical copy of the IEP Success Kit I awarded it the A+ Cup of Excellence – it was just that amazing a resource for parents of children with special needs. Parents of children with special needs are usually old hand at going… Continue Reading

Reblog: LessonPix – Amazing Resource for Special Needs Families/Educators

LessonPix Pulls Together Quality Resources for Special Needs Community! I don’t think I’ve been quite this excited to share an amazing resource in a while. Though I’ve shared about some apps and have some additional things to share as part of our Giving Christmas campaign, LessonPix.com is a resource that virtually provides an amazing special… Continue Reading

Reblog: Posco AAC App for Children (and adults!) with Special Needs – Giving Christmas

Basic Posco AAC App Great for with Speech Difficulties I will be doing a full review of this app in the future, but the developer has been kind enough to offer to give away TEN copies of this normally $10 app, so I wanted to share a few quick thoughts and let you enter to… Continue Reading

Working on a Series of Posts about Autism Stories

We are working on a series of posts titled Voices of Parents with Autistic Kids – The Truth as We Know It.  As such we need your stories.  If you could tell one story about your child with Autism, what would it be?  Names will be changed to protect your identity. Since the tragedy in… Continue Reading