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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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You're Too Positive
I cannot tell you how many times I've heard these words since I started blogging and created a Facebook page. Of course, I haven't always heard those exact words, but rather variations. Autism isn't unicorns and rainbows. You don't understand severe autism....
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Let me start this blog off with a bang.  If you're one of those folks who hates Autism, this probably won't be the best read for ya.  Then again, I invite you to open your mind up and let go of some of that bitterness. You see, I've been on this journey wit...
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Will He Ever Talk?
This is the question I get asked most often about Drake. The simple answer is, I don't know.  Along with autism, Drake also has an Apraxia of speech diagnosis.  Apraxia is much more complicated than many people realize.  While therapy is available, it's sti...
Will He Ever Talk?
Will He Ever Talk?
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A New School Year, A New Social Story
Every year since Drake began private preschool at age 3, I have created a social story for any teachers or staff who may be working with Drake.   Last year's   Kindergarten social story  was quite extensive because I was a total basket case and beginning pu...
A New School Year, A New Social Story
A New School Year, A New Social Story
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I Envy You...
Last weekend we spent some time with two of our dearest friends.  These two friends are really the only people we socialize with that don't have a personal connection to autism, but they accept Drake and love him fiercely.  It's rare that we get to hang out...
I Envy You...
I Envy You...
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Happy 15th Birthday
I can't believe you are 15 years old today. Where has the time gone?  I'm sure it would have gone by even faster if you were actually here on Earth with us. Drake is already 6....I cannot believe we've had him for six years.  I also find it hard to breath s...
Happy 15th Birthday
Happy 15th Birthday
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I Can't Let It Go
The most important thing I have learned on this journey with my autistic son is that I can never lose hope.  When I think of the word autism, the word hope quickly follows that thought. Lately, there has been lots of division in the autism community.  I kno...
I Can't Let It Go
I Can't Let It Go
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I Can't Let It Go
The most important thing I have learned on this journey with my autistic son is that I can never lose hope.  When I think of the word autism, the word hope quickly follows that thought.   Lately, there has been lots of division the in autism community.  I k...
I Can't Let It Go
I Can't Let It Go
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You're Doing It Right, Mama
I had a meeting with Drake's teacher this morning and something amazing happened during that meeting.  It was almost like the heaven's opened up for a moment and everything became crystal clear.  I felt this instant relief flood through my entire body.  Thi...
You're Doing It Right, Mama
You're Doing It Right, Mama
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Chameleons
Sometimes certain conversations stick with you.  It's usually not the entire conversation, but rather little snippets.  Somewhere in the mix of all the words the person you are speaking with says something that sticks with you. Some words stick a little mor...
Chameleons
Chameleons
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