In addition to the daily going ons of our life & all the things that go along with having a SNK, I am going to try to add something to this blog. I am going to TRY to talk about our therapies, our routines, things we do to make life livable with CP & ASD. I am hoping to help others out there on the road or those just beginning the road. My blog traffic has picked up quite a bit. I don't just want to be BP & M-ing (b!tch, p!$$ & moan) about our life. I feel like with all the experiences we have encountered (0r endured) over these last almost 6 years I might be of more assistance to others. It is actually more than 6 years cause I might also actually blog about our experiences with pregnancy as well. We have had a long hard journey & there should be some better way to share. Hope you hang around.
This is our little family's journey. MM (our only daughter) has mild cerebral palsy & autism spectrum disorder. She also has an undiagnosed auto immune disorder.
Come with us as we are learning to cope, navigating the system and riding the rollercoaster of having a child with special needs with a large amount of humor & sarcasm thrown in.
Life was all fun & games TILL THE SHORTBUS pulled up in front of our house...
From Wikipedia "Short Bus"
Short buses can be used by smaller school districts on routes with few students to pick up. However, a more prominent use is to transport small numbers of children to and from vocational school, or schools for children with emotional disorders or mental disabilities. Because of this second use of the buses, "taking the short bus" or other phrases to that effect has become a pejorative slang term used to imply that someone has a mental retardation or emotional problems.
I am a mom, a wife, a professional snot getter. I am blessed to have a wonderful mother who watches my daughter whenever I work and does all of the "extras" that MM needs. I am considered a "damn yankee" since I have lived in the south for 14 years now. I will always be a buckeye (a useless nut) at heart. It took me a long time to adjust to southern life, but I like it.