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Autism — suzanne-mcrae.com

The End of Another Year, 2017!!

2017 has been another pretty intense year around here. This year, Dad was so ill and in so much pain constantly. It seemed like very little was being done to help his situation and that was … [Read more...]

The day I chose to let them both go!!

Over two years has passed, since our son's name was placed on an urgent wait list for a residential placement. That was in July 2015. It was the day after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer where … [Read more...]

Letting go of a son!!

This has been a huge challenge for my husband and I. It began when our son was diagnosed with autism back in the spring of 1993. From that moment on, both of us knew that one day we'd have to let him … [Read more...]

My second Juried Art Exhibition

Last October for the first time I entered a Juried Art Exhibition. It was a wonderful opportunity. One I never envisioned myself doing. But so grateful that I did. As I write this blog post today, … [Read more...]

#WorldAutismAwarenessDay … in the life of a young adult

There are many, many things I could talk about when it comes to living with someone who has autism. As a family we have over 25 years experience. We have a son who was diagnosed with autism / ASD in … [Read more...]

Autism and the ultrasound experience

Last week I had our son out to get blood work done twice in the same week. He hadn't been sent for blood work since he was a toddler. So clearly he didn't remember that experience and neither did … [Read more...]

Cottage time

I had a plan for this week... I wanted to escape with our son to my sister's cottage for a mini-vacation, for 3 days. My first plan was to leave Monday morning and return only this evening. But my … [Read more...]

No one wants to hear the word “cancer”

No one... I believe absolutely no one wants to hear the word "cancer". Two days ago, these piercing words were told to me... "you have breast cancer". Those few words, I wanted to throw back … [Read more...]