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It’s Not Rude; It’s Autism!

It’s Not Rude; It’s Autism!

Guest blogger: Julie Hornok   We worked hard, so very hard, to get my daughter with autism, Lizzie, to talk. We pushed through months and months of speech therapy, behavioral therapy, and occupational therapy without her saying a single recognizable word. We persisted...
The Four Words a Momma’s Heart Longs to Hear

The Four Words a Momma’s Heart Longs to Hear

Guest blogger:  Julie Hornok   There are many rights of passage as a mom. Holding your baby for the first time, seeing your baby’s first toothless grin, and watching your baby take his first steps. But nothing can compare to the first time you hear the four most...
Managing a Marathon Mindset

Managing a Marathon Mindset

Guest blogger: Julie Hornok   Two weeks after my daughter, Lizzie’s, official autism diagnosis, I hit a wall. I woke up each morning with bloodshot eyes from late night hours spent on the internet. Researching was my full-time job now, although the knowledge I gained...
The Day I Thought I Could Fix Autism

The Day I Thought I Could Fix Autism

Guest blogger: Julie Hornok   When my daughter, Lizzie, was eighteen-months-old and still not able to speak a single word, I blamed myself. I was so busy catering to the every need of my demanding three-year-old that I often left Lizzie playing contently alone. She...