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Jill Powell
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Wife, Mother, Christian, Blogger, Autism Advocate
Wife, Mother, Christian, Blogger, Autism Advocate

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Finding the Light
I'm sure everyone has read   Welcome To Holland .  This short but powerful piece has been useful to me several times on our journey.  I often share it with folks who may not understand what it feels like to find out your child has special needs.  After all,...

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Fourteen Candles
There isn’t a day that passes when I don’t think of her. Of course one could say that is huge improvement from
dwelling on her every second of every single day.   But, I suppose after 14 years things
change.     Lexi would be 14
years old today.   Surreal. ...

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You.
  The one over there feeling sad and alone. I have something to say to you. Something you may not be ready to hear, but I think it's important to be honest. You are going to have many, many, days like today.  In fact, you may have several days in a row like...

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Playing Offense
What does it mean to play offense? In sports,  offense  (US) or  offence  (Can.) (see spelling differences; pronounced with first-syllable stress), also known as attack, is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring p...

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Sometimes Snow Globes Scream
I've always been fascinated by snow globes.  As a child, I remember having a very vivid imagination.  Snow globes were quite a hit back in the dark ages when I was a child.  The ones with the little cities fascinated me the most.  I used to always wonder if...

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Sometimes Snow Globes Scream
I've always been fascinated by snow globes.  As a child, I remember having a very vivid imagination.  Snow globes were quite a hit back in the dark ages when I was a child.  The ones with the little cities fascinated me the most.  I used to always wonder if...

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911 Days Later
It has been 911 days since Drake was diagnosed with autism.  I knew long before May 10, 2014.  I think I first googled the words "poor eye contact" around the first of September 2012.  Drake turned one year old on the 30th day of that month. I hear so many ...

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Super Powers Are Real
Recently I realized that I have this amazing super power.  It's not something that happened quickly, but rather a talent I have acquired over the last five years.   I can read minds.  Well, one mind really...Drake's mind.  Having a child with non-verbal aut...

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A Social Story: For Teachers
Last year, when Drake first started pre-K I tried to do something to help his teachers understand him.  I used a picture of a little boy and labeled it to help them understand his needs.  It is amazing how much I've learned in a year.  Drake learns well thr...

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