Category Archives: Education

A Day with ACADIA- Part 2: Assurance

Katelin and I had the great pleasure of being invited to ACADIA a couple of weeks ago for Rett syndrome Awareness Month. Last week I posted Part 1: Awareness; I had PLANNED to follow that closely with Part 2, but … Continue reading

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To the Doctor that Pissed Me Off

I read this article today titled, To the Nurse Who Made Me Cry and it asks at the end, “Fellow Mighty friends, if you could write a letter to a medical professional, what would you say?” Now, I’ve actually often … Continue reading

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Raise Rett Syndrome Awareness

I’ve had my mind on other things, so somehow this escaped me, but today there is an organized push to raise Rett syndrome awareness, through #rettsyndromeawareness While we do devote the entire month of October to Rett Syndrome Awareness, it … Continue reading

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In case you are slow to know, there’s a new show out there. One that speaks for US, the families of the speechless. It’s funny! Hey, we have incredibly funny lives at times. It has great lines like….”Other people’s opinions … Continue reading

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My Heart is in Her Hands

                                                                This is an updated post from two years ago.   Fact: Abnormal hand movements. As the disease progresses, children with Rett syndrome typically develop their own particular hand patterns, which may include hand wringing, squeezing, clapping, tapping or rubbing.(Taken from … Continue reading

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Conference Post 4-Behavioral Issues…What? Why? and What’s being done.

Dr. Kaufmann’s presentation,”Behavior Issues and Management,” was  a must go to for me. In my previous post, I concentrated on how behavioral issues affect the caregivers and family. Now, I’d like to talk about the key points he made in … Continue reading

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One Big Step for a Girl, One Giant Change for a Mom

Yes, it happened. My girl grew up. 22. Where do the years go. Now begins a whole new chapter in our lives. We’ve turned the page of school, of the known and oh, what a cliffhanger. What is to come … Continue reading

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B is for Body Apps-Part III

  Yesterday, I highlighted an app that fell short; today, I’m highlighting my favorite “body app”, The Human Body by DK. This app is amazing. It cost $7.99 and is worth every penny. This is an app that can “grow” … Continue reading

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B is for Body Apps-Part II

Today, I’m going to highlight an app that should be pretty fantastic, but falls short on so many levels. I’m pretty sure I paid for it, which makes it even worse. Body Organs by nth Fusion LLC, at first glance, … Continue reading

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B is for Body Apps- Bones

I have to admit, Katelin’s homeschooling is largely directed by my interests first. I’m a big fan of science, but luckily, it turns out she likes it, too. The Human Body is one shared interest. Her Favorite part is the … Continue reading

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