Developmentally Challenged

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The Whisper Test


One Person Can Make a Difference When we turn on our TVs or open our newspapers, we can be overwhelmed by the darkness:  the news is filled with stories of war, murder, rapes, child abuse, people losing their homes and retirements, and on and on . . . It is easy to feel pessimistic and […]

A Mother’s Story of Autism – For A Moment…


I’d like you to imagine that you are different than you are. Perhaps quite different. Imagine that when you want to tell me something you cannot get the words to come out. Maybe you have something important to tell me, like you are hurting, and you cannot find words to tell me, or you cannot speak the words in a way that I can understand. Perhaps because you are different, someone has been unkind to you, and you need me to know this…you need me to understand how this felt to you. You need me to love you…to reassure you that you are loved, and understood.

Win-Win Situation


I love the following true story written by Janet Clark from Hunnington, Indiana. It truly is a story of the family of God taking care of the care-giver and the care-receiver.

Janet says, I noticed that my friend Agnes was sounding and looking increasingly heavy-hearted about her husband’s lack of social life since he became wheelchair-dependent. It finally occurred to me to just help his friends do what they probably wanted to do but didn’t know how to get started.

Love Me. Love my Baby.


I’ve always been a fixer.  If you have a problem, I will figure out what to do and do it!  Then one day my world stopped.  I received a phone call from my mom. She said that my sister and her husband had just given birth to a beautiful baby boy, but he was born […]

The Silent Epidemic


A SILENT EPIDEMIC  There is a silent epidemic spreading throughout the United States and if affects all of us.  Twenty-five years ago, 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism.  Today, 1 child in 110.  Learn more about this developmental challenge, and how we can care for individuals and families with autism.  Also see additional […]