Today is a Hard Day

Family

Today is eight years since our daughter Abby moved into a group home. She was only seven years old at the time. That means she has lived away from us longer than she lived with […]

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Don’t You Dare Judge!

Group Home

One of the outcomes that some special needs families experience is that the children move into a group home. How that takes place depends on the situation. Ideally, the family is aware of the need […]

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Seven Years Ago Today

Disability and Faith

Today it is seven years since our daughter went to live in a group home. She was seven years-old at that time. That means that she has now lived half her life away from us. […]

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The Guilt of Relief

Autism

For some families, it is possible to care for their children with autism at home with just some additional support. In other cases, the behaviours that go along with autism make such a situation impossible […]

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What a Visit With Our Children With Autism Looks Like

Disability and Faith

We have two children with autism, both on the severe side, both considered nonverbal. They live in a group home together with two other children. We try to have them over for a visit every […]

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Parents, Children and Group Homes

Group Homes

For some parents with children with autism, it is feasible to keep their children in their home well into adulthood. It is fantastic when that happens but it is not the story for all families. […]

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Family Ties – Postscript

I recently blogged on how the group home where our daughter with autism was living was fighting the decision to move her into a different group home where our son was also going. This was creating tremendous […]

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Family Ties

I am angry and I will tell you why. Let me give you the back story first. Our two oldest children (14 and 12) both have severe autism. Both of them also live in groups […]

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Doug Ford and Special Needs Teens

Doug Ford

I made a terrible mistake last night. Right before bed I read the story that Doug Ford had commented on how a home for special needs teens was ruining a neighbourhood. As a father of […]

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