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  1. Lori Ashley Taylor
    March 26, 2018 @ 11:15 am

    Great topic to post Carrie! So, did you confront the man? I have the kindest dental hygienist, and she used this word the other day. It is so offensive. She knew I had written my book and what it is about, so I truly don’t believe that people understand exactly what they’re saying and how much it hurts us. How did the man take it when you confronted him? Did you make it short and blunt or longer with details?

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    • Carrie Cariello
      March 26, 2018 @ 11:37 am

      It was actually a woman, Lori!I just told her that word made me sad and left it at that. 🙂

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      • Melanie
        March 26, 2018 @ 12:09 pm

        I like your response to the woman. Maybe she reflected for 1/2 a second. Thank you for being advocates and helping to expand the word-bank for the ignorant. I like this chart: https://imgur.com/m3tiqZh

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  2. Kelly Bilke
    March 26, 2018 @ 11:25 am

    Thank you for these inspirational weekly messages! My son is also 13 years old and is on the spectrum. I can completely relate to the majority of things you mention in our son. He loves the world but does not fit exactly. He is anxious and has stemming issues. He is also behind academically and also attends a private school with kids like him. He loves it thankfully! We are also now in the stages of thinking what is next for him. Will he be able live on his own? Will he drive? There is so much unknown but there is the same unknown with many other kids not on the spectrum. I suppose it is day by day that we tackle all things as best we can. It is positive that we can also in the same breath look to the future and have hope for this. Whatever that turns out to be. Thank you again!

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  3. The B Side
    March 26, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    This is one of those blog posts that I wish everyone could read.

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  4. jonicorcoran
    March 26, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

    Another beautiful and heartfelt post. Thank you for the time you spend each week sharing what it’s like to love someone on the spectrum!

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  5. Claudia
    March 26, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

    What a great picture!!

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  6. Mary Bishop
    March 26, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    He is a handsome boy! I so wish there was a cure for him and all those with autism. But, there is help for those that don’t understand it and you are providing this help. I will pray for Jack and his family. I also pray for us without autism to open our minds and hearts to draw a circle wide enough for us to all be inside with you and Jack.

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  7. sagemtnmom
    March 26, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

    On the toughest days of my work with our students who are like your son Jack I think about the things you wish for him and all kids “on the spectrum” and it gives me inspiration to keep doing the best I can for all of them.

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