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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

December 31, 2019, 10:08 am

And thanks so much for checking in! In case you missed it, I said most of what I wanted to say about the 2010s here. Dar has drained me of the energy to better summarize his decade and to speculate about his decade ahead. I guess those few words will have to be symbolic enough. Dar is…very difficult lately. I mean, we’re talking about new and scary difficulties that I’m not ready to share quite yet. But it helps me […]

Vineland 3

December 13, 2019, 8:55 am

Last week, the supervisor of Dar’s ABA therapist asked us to complete the latest Vineland survey, which is now Vineland 3. The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale was designed by experts at Pearson Education to measure and quantify degrees of intellectual disability, developmental disorders, and other delays. I absolutely understand why I am required to fill in this form from time to time. I am a parent of a special-needs child. My child is nowhere near a questionable case, but there […]

Maui 2019

December 5, 2019, 9:40 am

This week, we pretend that Dar can speak and put together an annotated photo collection. Since I can’t know what Dar’s imagination conjures, I’ll use mine to conjure something…unrealistic. Hey Dad! I had a terrific time in Hawaii! Thanks for everything. I’m still amazed that the below was the view from our room. What a lanai! And look at that break in the hedgerow, perfect for me to sneak out and find the beach…kidding, of course! #sorrynotsorry You know how […]