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3 questions for the ‘program kid’

Why don’t you like doing the things you once loved? Why do you shut down over seemingly basic things? Why does the GPS say 30 minutes but it takes you 45? These are questions I sometimes hear people ask me. … Continue reading 3 questions for the ‘program kid’

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Are you the Social Worker? No, I am the mom.

I walked into my son’s new residential and sat down to have the “intake” meeting.  A lot was happening.  It’s a new program in a new location and new staff too.  It’s also a program designed for young people moving … Continue reading Are you the Social Worker? No, I am the mom.

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Residential: It will never be home

Residential was four years of my life. It was a place where I had to lay my head at night. It’s not a home and it’s not my home. It’s a place I had to be to get some help. … Continue reading Residential: It will never be home

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A mission to make “normal” memories happen

Today’s post is by our guest blogger, Meri Viano. **** As I look around and see all the parents in my community raising their kids, I often wonder what it is like to experience “normal” school activities. As I raise … Continue reading A mission to make “normal” memories happen

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10 Things Families Want Residential Providers to Know

With this in mind, our presentation also included a top ten list called, “Ten Things Parents Want Residential Providers to Know.” This list is a result of many heartfelt conversations, moments of humor and often exasperation shared by dozens of parents over the years. Continue reading

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