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  1. cbspira
    June 29, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    Oh boy, poor Henry! I hope he gets to do fun summer stuff despite his cast. I hope he feels better soon…

    (And I hope he enjoyed the brownies.)

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  2. Dr Beverley Elliott
    June 29, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

    Carrie, I do enjoy your stories!!
    As a pediatrician and the grandmother of a 10 yr old boy with autism, it gives me a whole new level of appreciation of the struggles my daughter and her husband and 2 children go through on a daily basis…. I particularly liked the perspectives of Jack’s siblings and would like to read more about them and how they cope.
    Thank you and keep writing

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  3. JulieP
    June 29, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    I love reading your blog each week. I always mean to comment, but then life gets in the way!
    Thank you so much for writing these pieces. I relate so much. I often end up a bit teary because you put into words just what I am feeling at times. I’m also grateful for your honesty that it isn’t always so perfect & so under control…that sometimes it’s bedlam!

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  4. B
    June 29, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

    Oh no, Henry! That’s gotta be really disappointing! But I hope you can enjoy your summer anyway!
    When I first saw the picture, I thought it was Charlie because Henry got so big, he’s no longer that little chubba 🙂 but I’m sure he’s still adorable!
    Did you ever look into sibshops for the kids? It’s a national organization that provides fun support groups and other events for kids that have a sibling with special needs. I’m involved in it where I live, and I know it’s helped a lot of kids cope with their sibling and their sibling’s diagnosis in a way that cannot naturally happen at home. I don’t know if they have in your area, but I definitely think it’s worth looking into – you can email me or check their website siblingsupport.org.
    Hope you all have a great summer!

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  5. Gabriel's Angels
    June 29, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    Poor Henry! Awesome colour cast :). Thanks for a great blog, that took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions, as always!
    #yourkidsrock
    #browniesmaketheworldbetter

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    • Katherine Newman
      June 29, 2015 @ 4:33 pm

      I have a son who was not diagnosed until he was 12. I read an article In our local paper about a boy in California. I called my son’s Psychiatrist and said that we needed him to be seen so that when he entered 7th grade he could have the help he needed. Long story short, we got the diagnosis, and were so relieved! Now, we could understand all the things that we could not figure out! At first, they said ADD with Hyper Alertness. But that did not help everything. My husband and I argued over me being to lenient and loving. He said that the child needed stricter rules.
      Fast forward to today, and our son is 25, graduated from college, has a good job working with numbers (he loves) and has been promoted and given a raise! The son is also in love with a beautiful girl. In college he was the arbitrator for all the disagreements! I worked so hard to make sure he had experiences with other kids, church, scouts and band. You feel so good when it all comes together. I know this story may not be typical for a lot of people, but, we used a cognitive therapist. The therapist helped him learn not to frown so much, make eye contact and have a conversation with someone else. That made a huge difference.
      Wishing all of you the best in your fight to get the best help for your children. (I love that red cast)

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  6. refusingtopanic
    June 29, 2015 @ 7:24 pm

    I love your blog. And I love your hashtags. Lol. #fortherecordIgetit only I have not just my husband (#undiagnosedbutIdstakemylifeonit) and 8yo son (#definiteaspie) to deal with but also my 18 yo daughter (#seriouslyhfabutIdidntknow) and my mom (#inmajordenialhfa) as well. I have a lot of read-between-the-lines hashtags in my life too. 🙂

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  7. oshrivastava
    June 30, 2015 @ 3:27 am

    Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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  8. Marsha
    June 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    I LOVE your stories! They are tears of joy for the week! Your Family is AMAZING!!!

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  9. Jo R
    July 2, 2015 @ 10:07 am

    Oh, my!
    Your words conveyed the understanding, compassion and love that your children – every single one of them – has for his or her siblings. What a fortunate young man Jack is, and what an amazing example his siblings are to the rest of us. They are all a credit to you. Jo x

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  10. terismyth
    July 8, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    How sweet that he wanted to make brownies for his brother. Brownies definitely make the world a better place.
    Scooters and skate boards are dangerous, but it’s nice to hear that kids are playing outside and not always on the computer.
    I would recommend Boy Scouts as well, as Katherine suggested. Our boy loved choir, Taekwondo, piano, swimming also. He is a senior in college now.
    Keep writing. You are helping people.

    Our story is found on Smashwords. It’s called “Andrewtism” by my husband Ken Smyth.

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