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About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.

Six month update, and more random musings

Hey everyone, thanks for taking time to read Gracie’s blog.  I appreciate all taking a moment to delve a little deeper into our lives, and gain a better understanding of those who have severe autism, the impact autism has on … Continue reading

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Greetings, 2016! And goodbye to all the years since…

Where to even begin?  Today is a new day, a new year.  I think back over not just the past year, but the last fourteen.  I don’t know why a particular memory keeps coming to the fore, but the memory is … Continue reading

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Update on Gracie-Girl, and miscellaneous things…

Well, it’s been 90+ days since Gracie’s stem cell therapy. Nothing significant to report in behavioral changes… I think.  She’s been really happy, is in very good health, is doing much better in school this year, and has been very affectionate … Continue reading

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Fundraiser over!!!

FUNDRAISER OVER!!!                      AND HALLOWEEN… 😦 I apparently have a thing for numbers.  See below for fun facts.  I’ll add to list as I think of more… Gracie’s fundraiser officially ended at … Continue reading

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Pizza and a Movie

Friday night, Pizza Night.  Gracie, who sometimes has dinner before the rest of us, is pacing between the family room, dining area, and the girl’s bedrooms.  She stops at the end of our dining table and reaches into her pants. … Continue reading

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Poltergeists

WHAM!  Gabby and I are standing in the hallway in our home, talking.  It’s evening, about the time both of our girls should be in bed.  We’re talking about something, about what, I can’t recall.  We’re carrying on our conversation … Continue reading

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Indestructible

Indestructible.  A stainless steel sippy cup… The day I posted the story about Gracie bouncing a hard plastic sippy cup off of my head, Gracie decides to spike one of her plastic sippy cups into our wood floor, shattering the … Continue reading

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Rage of Grapes

Here’s another post I alluded to months ago, one I suggested I might do someday. Gracie’s waving her hands in the air, like she just don’t care… Using colloquial English here, folks.  Work with me.  Anyway, I know the signs. … Continue reading

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One month after stem cell therapy

Just a quick post… Gracie’s fundraiser has now collected $4,245. Please share link below. Our goal is $5,000, and we’ll be giving 10% or $500 to a lucky donor. Anyway, it’s been a month since Gracie received her stem cell … Continue reading

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MMR vaccine and autism

Holy cow… just when you think the debate over the MMR vaccine and autism link is over. Evidence of a CDC conspiracy to cover up data that shows a connection between the MMR and autism? Centers of Disease Prevention and … Continue reading

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