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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...
Eight Things Mom Learned in Kindergarten

Eight Things Mom Learned in Kindergarten

Guest blogger: Julie Hornok I walked into my oldest son, Andrew’s, kindergarten class and my heart sank. The room was brightly colored and beautifully decorated with care, but that wasn’t where my eyes were drawn. There were four tables with four kids each, and a...