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carissa garabedian
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Attended Southern Connecticut State University
Lives in Richmond Va
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I think the words about not diminishing the loss are so important, thank you for this info. I believe you will be helping so many.
I have had 5 miscarriages and I know how painful and hard it is. You can read about my miscarriages Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss. I wanted to start a series called Angel Baby because I wanted those who are going through ...
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So beautiful, such a tough subject to share and write about. Thank you 
What’s your greatest fear? Does this question give you pause? Chances are you have a few responses, but they feel like a faint possibility in the faraway future. I have a definitive answer to that all-powerful question because I met it head on. And it almost killed me.
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KNOWDifferent.net newsletter headed out later today. All things #specialneeds   #families  we'd love to have you on board for this monthly free resource 
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Being a sibling of a child with special needs is not always easy.
http://knowdifferent.net/2015/11/happy-birthday-to-my-middle-child/
Happy Birthday to my middle child. Birth order is an interesting thing with much said about how it impacts all we do. For our family, our middle child has had an extra “perk” of having a brother with Autism and an older sister that challenged all that came her way. Instead of rebelling or shutting …
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We’ve all had that moment. We’re in the middle of an argument, we’re fed up, we’re just done. We open our mouths, and something horrible happens: We cross the line. But how do you come back from it? I never get too personal on here, but I’m writing this to let you know that you can come back from anything that is said in the heat of the moment. A few weeks ago, my husband responded to me “Your children deserve a better mother” Take A B...
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Garth Larcen opened Max’s Positive Vibe Café to work alongside his son, Max, who has muscular dystrophy.
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Hot toys for this holiday 
8News anchor Morgan Dean talked to two local family experts and a local child to take a look at some of the top toys of the season.
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THANK YOU ALL for all YOU do for ALL of us! On Veteran’s Day here are some perks that you can all make use of. You should have your Military ID on you and it is always safe to call and confirm these details. Some of these locations are franchises and may not choose to …
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You ,The Flu & What To Do[/caption]Fall has arrived in Virginia, and with it comes a typical increase in respiratory illnesses. This time of year in pediatrics, we come to expect a batting order with croup leading off, followed by RSV, then influenza batting third (please forgive the baseball references, but the Mets are in …
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  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Education, 1984 - 1984
  • St. John's University
    Education/ Human Services, 1985 - 1988
  • Fordham University
    Social Work, 1990 - 1992
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Toscano, Weir
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I am a busy mom of 3, an Autism parent, a lover of learning and a believer in doing good !
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I have friends from all parts of my life and love each and every memory that has gotten me to the place I am today
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Moved too many x to count, smile through it all. Welcome all challenges
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Founder KnowDifferent.Net
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Community Outreach, Publishing, Advocacy ,
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  • knowdifferent.net
    founder, 2014 - present
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Richmond Va
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St. Thomas USVI - Westport CT - Valley Stream NY - Bayside NY - East Quogue NY
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Well, school supplies are all around us, book reports are in the works for many and some have already started classes. Many are happy for th

August's Arrival
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Family loses one son to heroin as daughter fights for her life after ove...
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Terri Garris didn’t question the sudden appearance on Friday of a young Chesterfield County police officer who walked into the hospital wait

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My Wish May Be Coming True! If you read my opening note in early January I asked for some snow! Well, I think it is coming true. Seems like

Garner: Life lessons from a grieving mother
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What’s your greatest fear? Does this question give you pause? Chances are you have a few responses, but they feel like a faint possibility i

KnowDifferent.net Mid November Issue
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Thankful Thanksgiving. With Thanksgiving just about a week away, it is time to remember the beauty in simplicity. Really try to enjoy the da

Stony Point Fashion Park plans $50 million upgrade
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The owner of Stony Point Fashion Park plans a $50 million redevelopment of the South Richmond mall, the company is announcing today.

KnowDifferent.net September Issue
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Back To School! September has arrived and many of us are already back into the school routine. Summer sure did go by quickly. Our family man

Getting to know: Sabrina Walters
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She owns the Umami Gourmet Coffee & Exotic Tea Shop on Lakeside Avenue.

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Demi Lovato Is "So Proud" of Relationship With Wilmer Valderrama, Says H...
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Demi Lovato opens up about her bipolar depression, crediting her sobriety to boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama; find out why she's "so proud" of h

An Interview With My Husband About Sex: His Answers Will Surprise You
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Recently, I sat down and interviewed my husband regarding sex. I figured by doing this, I would kill two birds with one stone. For one, I wo

The Extraordinary Bond of Siblings in Special-Needs Families | Special N...
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For National Siblings Day, five moms raising kids with and without special needs share the incredible dynamics between siblings.

What Autism Looks Like: Amazing Kids on the Autism Spectrum
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Raising children with autism is a challenging but incredible journey. And those along the spectrum are diverse in many ways -- including whe

SheSpeaks
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Blow-dry bar to open on Broad Street
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For those days when you need a styling and shampoo, but not a trim.

Dining Out: Coriander adds Armenian spice to Carytown
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Walking through Carytown, you might miss Coriander’s unassuming and small facade. But tucked inside this narrow eatery, owner Elizabet Banda

12 Things I Will Never Regret Learning From My Child With Special Needs ...
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As a parent to a son with special needs, it can be easy to regret certain things. But tanks to my son, here are things that I will never reg

Second School of Rock music-education franchise to open
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She’s a former massage therapist. He’s a general surgeon. So naturally they’re in the business of teaching rock ’n’ roll.

Mom Blogs Unite! Ultimate Blog Party 2015 - Mom Resource
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Mom blogs unite! Check out these great mom blogs posting on everything from giveaways to fitness to making money online. Let's make this the

This has been like no other program I have ever tried. The support, belief and motivation Brett, Jonathan & Ben give during each workout along with the push from the other ladies we are working out with, is incredible! It is like having a personal trainer in a small group setting and the workout can be modified to your ability. I did not ever think I could or would do something 5 days in a row and look forward to coming back! I feel stronger both mentally and physically . The focus group meeting to identify goals and nutrition is a great stand out feature! I love the way I am feeling after a month and I look forward to continuing.
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My son and husband LOVE this place, we cannot say enough great things about Cutz for Guys. Everyone that has cut their hair is friendly, helpful, attentive and makes you feel great! You have a TV and remote to watch. You can make appointments for some staff as well as walk in. Our son has Autism and everyone that has cut his hair has been able to make the experience a good one! Tammy and her staff are incredible!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I have used Game Truck Richmond 4 years in a row with Mr Joe. Each year he makes an incredible party for our son. Booking is so easy, he checks in prior to and shows up early/ sets up and the kids have a ball! He makes it all seem so seamless . The kids love being in the truck with flat screen TV's and their favorite Video games! I am already booking for year 5. If everyone is happy, why change it?
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Great location, Great staff and Great service! The staff at check in were so friendly, so helpful and made the process so easy. I loved the ladies who did all of my "pre doctor" work. I was so busy chatting that everything went by so quickly. The staff all made the visit so seamless, from room to room and the wait time was so fast! Finishing up with Dr Kisch was a perfect finish. He spent as much time as with me as I needed, no rush, he spoke to me in terms I understood and was so thorough! I have nothing but great things to say about VEI. I will be going to the Short Pump Location for my glasses.
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