Stacking Blocks – The Name

Stacking Blocks – The Name

Where does the name Stacking Blocks come from? The CDC has a list of developmental milestones that are commonly used as reference when gauging a child’s growth and development. Pediatricians will typically also have lists that may be a bit more comprehensive to go over at a child’s routine checkups. Developmental Guidelines, Not Laws Using these lists as guidelines while your child growing up can be a really helpful way to see if your child is on track compared to…

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What Is It Like Having An Autistic Child?

What Is It Like Having An Autistic Child?

Certain questions are posed to me from time to time along the lines of “What is it like having an autistic child?” What is the most difficult part of having an autistic child? What are Declan’s biggest challenges? Your biggest challenges? Your family’s biggest challenges? What My Autistic Child Is Like To be perfectly honest, I love getting these questions. Autism presents itself in so many different forms and often times it’s simply not recognizable from one person to the…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today was Thanksgiving. For many, that means family gatherings with more people than normal, more noise than normal and everything is more crowded and tense than normal. There’s lots of food and smells that are perhaps not there every day. Today, for many people, as wonderful as it can be, can also be quite stressful. This can be especially so in the autism world. Last Thanksgiving Declan has never done well in crowds or in unfamiliar, confined spaces. If you…

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Welcome To Stacking Blocks

Welcome To Stacking Blocks

Hello, and welcome to Stacking Blocks. My name is Joel. My wife, Christa and I have two sons – Declan and Silas. Declan is autistic. Silas is neurotypical. As of writing this, Declan recently turned four years old and Silas turned two. Autism has been a part of our life for over two-and-a-half years at this point and is our normal. Our Life Our days consist of lots of things that most families’ days are made up of: waking up,…

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