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    On the road again. Wyatt’s therapy keeps us on the road quite a bit . With all Wyatt’s equipment and a family of five, we find it best to drive. Thankfully, Wyatt has turned into a great traveler, but I still remember the days of crying toddlers in the backseat for what seemed like hours upon hours. I wish my kiddos wouldn’t grow so fast, but I’m thankful those days are behind us. 🙌

We try to make our road trips fun for the kids, and stopping often makes a world of difference. Wyatt’s favorite road trip stop is always @crackerbarrel. Checkers, shopping, and sweet tea. ❤️ It’s like home wherever we go. Our kids are big on “traditions” and Cracker Barrel pit stops are one of ours. What’s your favorite road trip tradition?
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    On the road again. Wyatt’s therapy keeps us on the road quite a bit . With all Wyatt’s equipment and a family of five, we find it best to drive. Thankfully, Wyatt has turned into a great traveler, but I still remember the days of crying toddlers in the backseat for what seemed like hours upon hours. I wish my kiddos wouldn’t grow so fast, but I’m thankful those days are behind us. 🙌

    We try to make our road trips fun for the kids, and stopping often makes a world of difference. Wyatt’s favorite road trip stop is always @crackerbarrel . Checkers, shopping, and sweet tea. ❤️ It’s like home wherever we go. Our kids are big on “traditions” and Cracker Barrel pit stops are one of ours. What’s your favorite road trip tradition?
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    #fightlikewyatt
    #reeveseeus
    #wheelchairuser
    #paralysis
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    #sweettea
    #familytradition
    #checkers

    10 0 23 minutes ago
    Kade and I had a “Kade and Mummy” outing whilst Daddy took Eli to football this morning. For 90% of the time Kade was great! We went to see the apple and carrot poster he loves, he lead me over to get a donut, he look me to the escalator which we went up and down, then lead me to the food court so we had some KFC. After this is when it all went a bit wrong. There is a play area just off to the side of the food court. It is for small children. When Kade and Eli were younger we went to it all the time. Now however Kade is too big and too strong. He would sadly push past little toddlers, and possibly hurt them (not on purpose). So he started throwing a tantrum, as he really really wanted to play in it, but I refused to let him. I know we got some stares, but luckily no one said anything, and I am so proud to say I kept my cool. I ended up having to carry him all the way to the other end of the shopping centre (thank goodness I’ve been going to the gym). Once we got close to the supermarket and the poster of the apple and carrot again he calmed down. He walked up to them to check them out. I fetched a trolley, and he happily hopped in and was an angel throughout the supermarket as I got school lunches and snacks. Definitely count it as a positive experience, though I do worry for the day when I can no longer pick him up 😟💙🍎🥕🍩🍗🍟 #livinglifekadestyle #autism #nonverbal #nonverbalautism #mummyandkade #severeautism #level3autism #level3asd #autismmum #autismfamily #specialneedsmumma #specialneedsmomma #specialneedsfamily #appleandcarrotsign #kfc #90%success

    Kade and I had a “Kade and Mummy” outing whilst Daddy took Eli to football this morning. For 90% of the time Kade was great! We went to see the apple and carrot poster he loves, he lead me over to get a donut, he look me to the escalator which we went up and down, then lead me to the food court so we had some KFC. After this is when it all went a bit wrong. There is a play area just off to the side of the food court. It is for small children. When Kade and Eli were younger we went to it all the time. Now however Kade is too big and too strong. He would sadly push past little toddlers, and possibly hurt them (not on purpose). So he started throwing a tantrum, as he really really wanted to play in it, but I refused to let him. I know we got some stares, but luckily no one said anything, and I am so proud to say I kept my cool. I ended up having to carry him all the way to the other end of the shopping centre (thank goodness I’ve been going to the gym). Once we got close to the supermarket and the poster of the apple and carrot again he calmed down. He walked up to them to check them out. I fetched a trolley, and he happily hopped in and was an angel throughout the supermarket as I got school lunches and snacks. Definitely count it as a positive experience, though I do worry for the day when I can no longer pick him up 😟💙🍎🥕🍩🍗🍟 #livinglifekadestyle #autism #nonverbal #nonverbalautism #mummyandkade #severeautism #level3autism #level3asd #autismmum #autismfamily #specialneedsmumma #specialneedsmomma #specialneedsfamily #appleandcarrotsign #kfc #90 %success

    2 0 31 minutes ago

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    I’ve got big dreams for No Limits 2 Autism 🧩

    I’ve got big dreams for No Limits 2 Autism 🧩

    4 1 2 hours ago

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    “Somewhere along this journey, I learned one major lesson: Autism does not define my son. Avraj is not ‘autistic’. Avraj simply happens to have Autism. He’s still the same boy he was before his diagnosis. And as his mother, I will never stop advocating for him.”

    “Somewhere along this journey, I learned one major lesson: Autism does not define my son. Avraj is not ‘autistic’. Avraj simply happens to have Autism. He’s still the same boy he was before his diagnosis. And as his mother, I will never stop advocating for him.”

    53 10 3 hours ago

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    Have kids they said, it will be fun they said — Part 2 🤪

    Have kids they said, it will be fun they said — Part 2 🤪

    24 2 6 hours ago
    24 Hours I get to squeeze your faces! 💗💙

    24 Hours I get to squeeze your faces! 💗💙

    21 2 6 hours ago
    Alfie... 39 hours and mummy and daddy will be sitting in the room getting given your official diagnosis.. and that changes nothing about you.. you are still the beautiful.. cheeky smiled.. happy flapping.. bouncy little boy that we adore.. it just means that hopefully you can have the support you are going to need throughout your life... you are a real problem solver and I have no doubt you’ll achieve amazing things.. but the reality is I’m scared. Not of your diagnosis.. but I’m scared of what the future may hold .. you and your brothers are all so very different.. and the regression terrifies me a bit. It’s new territory for me that is.. and I hate to think of you feeling so frustrated by the speech you can no longer use. All I know is that I will be there every step of the way. Through every up and every down. I’ll be in your corner. Fighting for you. And I couldn’t be more proud to be a mum to you and your big brothers. And as the saying goes.. I would change the world for you.. but I wouldn’t change you for the world 💙 #autismawareness #autismparents #specialneedsparent #specialneedsfamily #autismmom #autism #globaldevelopmentaldelay

    Alfie... 39 hours and mummy and daddy will be sitting in the room getting given your official diagnosis.. and that changes nothing about you.. you are still the beautiful.. cheeky smiled.. happy flapping.. bouncy little boy that we adore.. it just means that hopefully you can have the support you are going to need throughout your life... you are a real problem solver and I have no doubt you’ll achieve amazing things.. but the reality is I’m scared. Not of your diagnosis.. but I’m scared of what the future may hold .. you and your brothers are all so very different.. and the regression terrifies me a bit. It’s new territory for me that is.. and I hate to think of you feeling so frustrated by the speech you can no longer use. All I know is that I will be there every step of the way. Through every up and every down. I’ll be in your corner. Fighting for you. And I couldn’t be more proud to be a mum to you and your big brothers. And as the saying goes.. I would change the world for you.. but I wouldn’t change you for the world 💙 #autismawareness #autismparents #specialneedsparent #specialneedsfamily #autismmom #autism #globaldevelopmentaldelay

    63 10 8 hours ago
    This is one of the hard parts. Oliver is such a good big brother and I know it bothers him not to be able to help like he wants to at the hospital. He’s started learning how to suction Vesper and has gotten so Much better at positioning her. He’ll watch her and tell us if he thinks she’s “seizuring” if she’s sleeping really soundly he’ll check to make sure her trach is getting air and she’s breathing good. He gives her pep talks at appointments and has been so patient with all of the appointments and hospital visits he’s had to come to. Special needs sibling are just as special.
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    This is one of the hard parts. Oliver is such a good big brother and I know it bothers him not to be able to help like he wants to at the hospital. He’s started learning how to suction Vesper and has gotten so Much better at positioning her. He’ll watch her and tell us if he thinks she’s “seizuring” if she’s sleeping really soundly he’ll check to make sure her trach is getting air and she’s breathing good. He gives her pep talks at appointments and has been so patient with all of the appointments and hospital visits he’s had to come to. Special needs sibling are just as special.
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    158 11 9 hours ago
    Since starting this page we have had a lot of support and some really lovely comments and messages for raising awareness of Autism and sharing our experiences.⁣
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On the flip side, I completely appreciate that it’s not everyones cup of tea and that’s fine. Following our posts, and then liking them and commenting is entirely optional and if it’s not something you’re interested in then that’s fine as well. That’s the beauty of living in a free society right?⁣
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But what I have a bit of an issue with is when you choose to follow the My Voice Our Voice pages on Instagram and Facebook, and then decide to message me abuse. I’ve had a few messages now from people (who I will not name, as I don’t want to give them the satisfaction) who feel that I am doing this for sympathy and attention (and that’s putting it lightly). Add in a few choice abusive swear words - which I couldn’t repeat on here - as well and you’ll get a better picture of what the messages contained.⁣
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Now I’m a pretty open minded person so it doesn’t matter what anyone says, I’ll take it on board. I thought it was pretty clear that we are trying to raise awareness about a condition that has affected someone we love to death and affects our entire family. And in a way, the abusive messages are good in the sense that it’s this kind of ignorance and lack of understanding that I am trying to change.⁣
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Without wanting to end this on a negative note, it’s a chance to thank everyone who has supported our pages so far and continue to like, share and comment on our posts - all your help is hugely appreciated and if we can help support those who need it then we’ve fulfilled our goals ❤️⁣
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#MyVoiceOurVoice #FindYourVoice⁣
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#Autism #AutismAwareness #AutismMom #Autisme #AutismFamily #AutismAwarenessDay #AutismSupport #AutismParent #AutismDad #AutismLove #AutismStrong #AutismMoms #AutismEducation #AutismSociety #Autism_Lovers #AutismParenting ⁣
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#AutismSuperMoms #AutismWarrior #AutismPride #AutismCommunity #AutismSpectrumDisorder #AutismProud #AutismFamilies #AutismProud #AutismAcceptance #AutismQuotes #AutismSpectrum #SpecialNeedsFamily

    Since starting this page we have had a lot of support and some really lovely comments and messages for raising awareness of Autism and sharing our experiences.⁣

    On the flip side, I completely appreciate that it’s not everyones cup of tea and that’s fine. Following our posts, and then liking them and commenting is entirely optional and if it’s not something you’re interested in then that’s fine as well. That’s the beauty of living in a free society right?⁣

    But what I have a bit of an issue with is when you choose to follow the My Voice Our Voice pages on Instagram and Facebook, and then decide to message me abuse. I’ve had a few messages now from people (who I will not name, as I don’t want to give them the satisfaction) who feel that I am doing this for sympathy and attention (and that’s putting it lightly). Add in a few choice abusive swear words - which I couldn’t repeat on here - as well and you’ll get a better picture of what the messages contained.⁣

    Now I’m a pretty open minded person so it doesn’t matter what anyone says, I’ll take it on board. I thought it was pretty clear that we are trying to raise awareness about a condition that has affected someone we love to death and affects our entire family. And in a way, the abusive messages are good in the sense that it’s this kind of ignorance and lack of understanding that I am trying to change.⁣

    Without wanting to end this on a negative note, it’s a chance to thank everyone who has supported our pages so far and continue to like, share and comment on our posts - all your help is hugely appreciated and if we can help support those who need it then we’ve fulfilled our goals ❤️⁣

    #MyVoiceOurVoice #FindYourVoice

    #Autism #AutismAwareness #AutismMom #Autisme #AutismFamily #AutismAwarenessDay #AutismSupport #AutismParent #AutismDad #AutismLove #AutismStrong #AutismMoms #AutismEducation #AutismSociety #Autism_Lovers #AutismParenting

    #AutismSuperMoms #AutismWarrior #AutismPride #AutismCommunity #AutismSpectrumDisorder #AutismProud #AutismFamilies #AutismProud #AutismAcceptance #AutismQuotes #AutismSpectrum #SpecialNeedsFamily

    65 5 9 hours ago
    Meet My 19-year-old Daughter Savanna ☀️
She is who first made me a Mama!  My lifelong dream come true 👨‍👩‍👧 She was attached to me physically for 2 years until her brother was born. I had long hair and she would suck her thumb and hold a piece of my hair at all times.  She nursed until she was one so had no interest in her sweet dad. 🙁 Her diagnoses include Autism, severe cognitive delay, speech apraxia (basically nonverbal), ADHD, OCD and epilepsy.  I know right!?!? How much can one little body handle.  What has gotten me through is that my Special Needs children do not and have never had  medical issues besides epilepsy.  She was 7 before that began.  No heart surgery, no Cancer or abnormalities at birth.  That has been my Saving Grace 🙌❤️🙏😉She will forever require one on one staff around the clock.  I thank God for the people that chose the field of working with children, teens and adults with disabilities 😇 You truly are doing God’s work!
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This is the initial diagnosis she received at age 2. Basically Autism but it’s hard to tell when there is such a curve for delays to take off and catch up.

    Meet My 19-year-old Daughter Savanna ☀️
    She is who first made me a Mama! My lifelong dream come true 👨‍👩‍👧 She was attached to me physically for 2 years until her brother was born. I had long hair and she would suck her thumb and hold a piece of my hair at all times. She nursed until she was one so had no interest in her sweet dad. 🙁 Her diagnoses include Autism, severe cognitive delay, speech apraxia (basically nonverbal), ADHD, OCD and epilepsy. I know right!?!? How much can one little body handle. What has gotten me through is that my Special Needs children do not and have never had medical issues besides epilepsy. She was 7 before that began. No heart surgery, no Cancer or abnormalities at birth. That has been my Saving Grace 🙌❤️🙏😉She will forever require one on one staff around the clock. I thank God for the people that chose the field of working with children, teens and adults with disabilities 😇 You truly are doing God’s work!
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    #autismmama #specialneedsyoungadults #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsteen #autismmom #autismmemes #potd 📸 #videoofthedays #kindnessmatters #onlykindnessmatters #saturdaymotivation #saturdaystyle #acceptancematters #autismacceptance #autismfamily #autismacceptance #pddnos #pddnosmom
    Pervasive Developmental Delay
    Not Otherwise Specified
    This is the initial diagnosis she received at age 2. Basically Autism but it’s hard to tell when there is such a curve for delays to take off and catch up.

    10 0 9 hours ago
    A well designed "All About Me" sheet can be a much more powerful tool than you might have imagined. 
Let's create a page that truly helps your school staff understand what makes your child happy, calm, focused, productive, and otherwise able to *thrive* at school.

Bonus: You will then have this tool printed and ready to go for ANY time your child starts a new activity in his or her life!

#specialneedsfamily #southcharlottemoms #downsyndrome #davidsonnc #trisomy21 #charlottenckids

    A well designed "All About Me" sheet can be a much more powerful tool than you might have imagined.
    Let's create a page that truly helps your school staff understand what makes your child happy, calm, focused, productive, and otherwise able to *thrive* at school.

    Bonus: You will then have this tool printed and ready to go for ANY time your child starts a new activity in his or her life!

    #specialneedsfamily #southcharlottemoms #downsyndrome #davidsonnc #trisomy21 #charlottenckids

    2 0 9 hours ago

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    (Sept 2011)  We all know by now that these sisters have a precious relationship. It’s one they have been building on for a long long time. There’s a story here I’m not quite ready to go in to yet. But, I will one day.

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    “I can tell when there’s something wrong with a child just by looking at them and your son is fine! Don’t worry!” Those were the words our provider said to me when I first brought up to him that I had some concerns about my sons behaviors and developmental milestones. His words were meant to comfort me. He was trying to reassure me. I didn’t need comfort or reassurance...I needed him to look beyond my sons physical appearance and look at him as a whole person.
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So, what does autism look like? I don’t think anyone can answer that question because it looks different for everyone involved. For me, autism looks like a happy four year old boy who loves to climb on top of my shoulders pretending he is going up on an elevator, it looks like a little boy who loves to go to the playground everyday, it looks like a little boy that would eat raisin toast for every meal if I would let him. Autism also looks like a little boy who is fiercely attached to me, and a boy that hates tags in his shirts. Autism looks like my little boy giving me hugs throughout the day, and a little boy who loves to play in the dirt. In reality if you spent only a short time with Lucas autism very well may just look like a typical four year old boy to you.
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My hope in my life is that I am always able to make people take the time to see my child for his whole self, not just for his differences. I hope to teach my typical child that when you look at other people for their whole selves you will probably realize we all have more in common than we do different. I hope that I was able to teach our doctor that it is grossly outdated to think you can judge someone’s health just by their outward appearance. I hope that by sharing our story we can help others feel less alone in their own journey.
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Our amazing shirts were generously gifted by @madebyatypical . Swipe to see Lucas’ shirt. Please check out the link in my bio for their amazing products.They are a fellow autism family trying to open up the conversation. If you use code wendy10 at checkout you will receive 10% off your order.
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    “I can tell when there’s something wrong with a child just by looking at them and your son is fine! Don’t worry!” Those were the words our provider said to me when I first brought up to him that I had some concerns about my sons behaviors and developmental milestones. His words were meant to comfort me. He was trying to reassure me. I didn’t need comfort or reassurance...I needed him to look beyond my sons physical appearance and look at him as a whole person.
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    So, what does autism look like? I don’t think anyone can answer that question because it looks different for everyone involved. For me, autism looks like a happy four year old boy who loves to climb on top of my shoulders pretending he is going up on an elevator, it looks like a little boy who loves to go to the playground everyday, it looks like a little boy that would eat raisin toast for every meal if I would let him. Autism also looks like a little boy who is fiercely attached to me, and a boy that hates tags in his shirts. Autism looks like my little boy giving me hugs throughout the day, and a little boy who loves to play in the dirt. In reality if you spent only a short time with Lucas autism very well may just look like a typical four year old boy to you.
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    My hope in my life is that I am always able to make people take the time to see my child for his whole self, not just for his differences. I hope to teach my typical child that when you look at other people for their whole selves you will probably realize we all have more in common than we do different. I hope that I was able to teach our doctor that it is grossly outdated to think you can judge someone’s health just by their outward appearance. I hope that by sharing our story we can help others feel less alone in their own journey.
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    Our amazing shirts were generously gifted by @madebyatypical . Swipe to see Lucas’ shirt. Please check out the link in my bio for their amazing products.They are a fellow autism family trying to open up the conversation. If you use code wendy10 at checkout you will receive 10% off your order.
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    #autismmom #autismmoms #autismmama #autismparent #autismparents #autismstrong #autism #autismawareness

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    Most women want a Knight in shining armor~
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I just wanted a Man dressed in The Full Armor Of GOD🙌🏾
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The love hits differently when it’s answered prayer🙌🏾
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    I just wanted a Man dressed in The Full Armor Of GOD🙌🏾
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    The love hits differently when it’s answered prayer🙌🏾
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    @mrbaxter2018

    6,572 74 17 July, 2019