Month: April 2018

The Annual Cleft and Craniofacial Panel Visit.

It’s been a whirlwind of a day. Up and on the road before dawn, and a four-hour long appointment with the Cleft and Craniofacial Panel at UC Davis for Chance and Lilly. It’s a lot of sitting in a tiny room while a revolving…

Some Thoughts on “Celebrating” Autism Awareness Month.

April has long been known as Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. Since my daughter’s diagnosis years ago, I have been involved in many online support groups, read many blogs, and participated in a number of discussions about what…

Autism: The Beginning of Our Journey

Lilly was always a complicated child. Born with multiple medical issues, she didn’t meet most of her milestones in her first year. She didn’t speak because of scarring on her vocal chords, and she didn’t eat; she was primarily tube fed for the first…

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