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Asking The Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions

How do you ask the right questions when you don’t even know the questions to ask in the first place? Or when you don’t even know to question at all? This is a really hard dilemma that many people have been faced with. In my opinion, the toughest part about it is that often times you don’t even know you’re in the midst of the situation, when you’re definitely in the midst of it. Questions and Ignorance Ignorance. It can…

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What Does The Future Hold?

What Does The Future Hold?

It’s one of the first thing I thought about when I found out I was going to be a parent: “What does the future hold?” It’s such a broad question and one that my mind has a tendency to run with if given the opportunity. Right away I remember myself thinking about the limitless possibilities and infinite potential of our child. What would our son be like? Would he share in my or my wife’s interests? In which areas would…

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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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