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Autism: The Club No Parent Wants to Be In

Autism: The Club No Parent Wants to Be In

Guest blogger:  Julie Hornok   During my childhood, I tried every type of activity imaginable, but never seemed to find “my thing.”   I tried soccer, but getting kicked in the shin wasn’t worth the lack of thrill I felt when someone else kicked a ball through the...
The Weight of the Unknown

The Weight of the Unknown

By guest blogger: Julie Hornok   From the moment I heard those devastating words, “Your daughter, Lizzie, has autism” questions loomed in the back of my mind. “Will she become a functioning adult and be able to contribute to the world?” “Would I be okay if she...
Respecting the Different Thinking Brain

Respecting the Different Thinking Brain

Guest blogger:  Julie Hornok   My daughter with autism, Lizzie, always had a different style. From a very early age she showed strong opinions about what she wanted to wear. When it was hot outside, she dressed in layers. When it was cold, she dressed in short...