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Nathan Hanson
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Tech addict, planetarium guy, software user experience engineer, frequent flyer, nerd
Tech addict, planetarium guy, software user experience engineer, frequent flyer, nerd

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A Cast Is A Lousy Birthday Present
 We celebrated Whitney's 10th birthday list past week.  Many family members came by to celebrate and spend time with her.  She got some really fun gifts.  (We decided against the iPad, by the way.  It seemed like a bit much for a 10 year old.) But Whitney w...

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Stressed About Birthday Shopping
Christmas celebrations have come and gone.  We had a great time together as a family.  Whitney's tenth birthday is now fast approaching.  It's such a big milestone and I'm feeling a bit of panic over what gift to get her.  I've been trying to be in less of ...

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School Plans and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
I read a blog post recently that got me thinking about Whitney's upcoming school choices.  The post was about a special needs mom that never gave up on her son despite his paralysis and how he became a successful writer in the end.  You can give it a read h...

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IEP Review and Great Progress Communicating
We just finished reviewing Whitney's Individual Education Plan (IEP) for another year with the folks at her elementary school.  This happens annually and we use the time to review our goals for Whit as well as her accomplishments.  Whit has had another good...

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Fighting Awkwardness One Nose Tweak at a Time
One of our good friends who has a little boy with 1p36 Deletion Syndrome recently wrote a great post about the sometimes awkward reactions people have to children with special needs.  Please go give it a read if you'd like to get a great account of how frus...

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Halloween and Making Her Own Decisions
Getting ready for Halloween this year was a lot of fun for Whitney.  Melanie and I are trying to let Whitney make more decisions for herself about things these days.  So we let Whit wander the local costume shop when it came time to pick a costume.  She fin...

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Parenting and Worrying
I haven't posted anything in almost a month.  I don't think that's ever happened before.  Melanie and I have turned a bunch of our parenting energies from Whit to her little brother Liam lately.  Whitney is doing very well, and so is Liam for that matter.  ...

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At the Theater
We try not to let disabilities in our family keep us from getting out and enjoying life. I mentioned last time, that sometimes getting ou...

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Whit makes new friends at the bowling alley
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