100 Days of Grace

There are 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Our journey with autism took a stark turn of events during these past 100 days. With each day passing we all relied on God’s grace.  Let me share what that looked like in our family.

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Practical Tip #32- A Golden Resource

I am always grateful for the people God puts in our lives to help with Tristan.  Sometimes these people have had business or service ideas that are big, and we benefit from them.  One place I want to talk about is Harsha Behavioral Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Practical Tip #31-Everyone Can Help

Lately, I have been asked by friends and family, “What can I do to help you?”

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I will share one tip that almost every special needs family needs. I would even go out on a limb and say all special needs families need–prayer.  Specifically prayers for sleep.  Prayers that all the children in the home sleep through a full eight to ten hours.  Prayers that the parents sleep through the night.  Life is so much easier when we are all getting the correct amount of sleep.  I know many families spend years with interrupted sleep patterns.

I know it may sound too simple, but believe me, it truly is a blessing.

Practical Tip #26 -Vacation in Surfside, South Carolina!

I was excited to read on Parents.com about a vacation spot for special need families.  For a long time I have thought if businesses would be open-minded to serving special need families life would be better for both.  Many families stay home because it can be easier than going out.  Becky Large, mother of an Autistic child came up with the idea of a family vacation spot where everyone would, “Understand,” your loved one with autism and other special needs.

I just love Becky using her life to help others in this journey of autism.  Yes a judgement free zone is what families need.  We all know when we enter the public square our families are being watched.  It is just how life is.  Many times I do not encounter negative judgements.  I am truly thankful for this.  Often when we are out we do not encounter other special need families.  I think the community side of a vacation is a really great idea.

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