February 2016

Hannah could no longer talk.  She couldn’t point to let us know what she wanted any more.  All she could do was scream in frustration, hit herself in the head or pull her hair out.  Literally. The entire household would go into a frenzy as everyone quickly brought items to her to see if they […]

Hannah Learns "Theory of Mind" From Dog

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Theory of Mind People with autism usually don’t understand others have their own thoughts and feelings which may differ from their own. Science calls this Theory of Mind. Hannah was no exception.  She didn’t realize that what she knows, someone else may not know. Likewise, someone else may know something that she doesn’t know. For […]

Prayer For Hannah On Her 19th Birthday

Father, We thank You for Hannah who is nineteen years old today!  She is Your work of art – Your masterpiece. You have made our lives so rich by placing her in our family and we are so honored!  Your word says that You have an awesome future for her with paths that You have […]

An Extraordinary Gift

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Psalm 127:3 (NASB) “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” An Extraordinary Gift from God Children with autism bring many blessings which have power to change our perspective and…us. What an extraordinary gift! You may not feel like you’ve been blessed. I understand. I’ve been there. […]