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  • The Small Things That Make Us Smile
    January 11, 2013 Gary Yorke

    The Small Things That Make Us Smile

    Like last night, as I was making dinner, my kindergartener asked for "A turkey sandwich on that big bread." Big bread meaning the thick oatmeal bread I had bought at the bakery. I looked at him out of the corner...

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  • Looking Back and Looking Forward
    January 9, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Looking Back and Looking Forward

    It's not that I'm not observant. It's not even that I don't remember how far she's come necessarily. It's just that the slow, incremental growth and change of a year's development is practically imperceptible as a snapshot.
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  • Accepting life as it is
    January 7, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Accepting life as it is

    We switched doctor's offices not long ago. The young pediatrician taking our information asked the typical questions... date of last eye exam, last dentist appointment, do we eat healthy, balanced meals at home? Then we reached the "developmental history" part...

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  • Finding happy
    January 2, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Finding happy

    Just like all parents I want my daughter to be happy with who she is. In general she is a confident, loving teenager but when she is struggling, when her days are at their worst, I know she needs to...

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  • Changing Traditions:  Our Tradition
    December 28, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Changing Traditions: Our Tradition

    As we've learned to better understand her needs, we are proactively looking at ways to change existing traditions to better suit her. Where before we made grudging modifications with mildly dissatisfying results, now the entire family looks at these big important holiday events with an eye for "How can we make EVERYONE's holiday more fun?"
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  • The Autism Thread
    December 21, 2012 Gary Yorke

    The Autism Thread

    The Autism Thread : I thought about going into detail about how I felt when I heard the news about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. I don’t think that’s necessary, as I’m sure this is very much a shared experience among...

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  • The Gifts We Receive
    December 19, 2012 Gary Yorke

    The Gifts We Receive

    It's almost Christmas, so like any overgrown kid, I'm thinking about the gifts I'm getting this year...and the gifts I've gotten already...from my children. I don't know why I feel like this is easier to understand if I graph it...but...

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  • Helping your child with autism through tragedy
    December 18, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Helping your child with autism through tragedy

    The entire nation is shaken over the events in Newtown, Connecticut. We are all grieving and looking for ways to make sense out of the tragedy. But we are also trying to parent, to protect our children and to help...

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  • Dear Superintendent of Schools
    December 17, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Dear Superintendent of Schools

    Dear Superintendent of Schools To:  The Superintendent of Schools Subject:  Mrs. __________’s Note Home CC:   Mrs. _____________, the School Principal, the Director of ESE, school district administration, all School Board Members BCC:  Flappiness Is, Facebook, Twitter, the Internet Dear Superintendent:...

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  • The silver lining
    December 11, 2012 Gary Yorke

    The silver lining

    The silver lining : When it comes to #autism and the holidays, things can become even more challenging than usual. Of all the holidays each year, Christmas is by far the most overstimulating for my kids. It's for this reason that...

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  • A Visit to St. Nicholas
    December 10, 2012 Gary Yorke

    A Visit to St. Nicholas

    "...if you're buying a package regardless, typically nobody hassles you if you have a couple warm bodies firing digital cameras at your holiday angel like Uzis at a gang hit."
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  • A Perfect Gift
    December 6, 2012 Gary Yorke

    A Perfect Gift

    During my daughter's 7th grade year of school she came home one day, sat at her desk and began attempting to draw horses. She tried again and again, becoming more frustrated with every eraser-laden picture. I was pretty sure I...

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