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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Cover Kid and Baby and Toddler

Rhys J.

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2018-19 Cover Kid Rhys J. is a fish out of water! She started swimming when she was still in diapers, so being in the pool for her photo shoot made her feel right at home.... Read full article

Calleigh B.

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2018-19 Cover Kid Calleigh B. showed her American pride for her cover shoot. This two-time Cover Kid will be heading to high school this fall, where she will be taking all AP classes.... Read full article

Joshua H.

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2020-21 Cover Kid Joshua H. had a blast during his photo shoot. While he won’t say he’s a pro at photo shoots, we surely think he is with how great the experience was! Joshua turns nine this month, and he loves to write, play video games, and play sp... Read full article

Different, Not Less: A Mother’s Advocacy for Her Son with Autism

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A diagnosis of autism can turn a family upside down, and that was the case for William Spiller IV when he was diagnosed at age two. Because he didn’t speak or respond, doctors first thought his hearing was the problem, but an auditory brainstem respo... Read full article

Bryce C

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2018-19 Cover Kid Bryce C. is one outgoing little boy who recently turned four. Bryce enjoys talking and interacting with everyone he meets, and he’s a great helper! He especially loves helping his mom make coffee every morning. Bryce is fascinated b... Read full article



7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

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When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed, especially if the tantrum occurs in public. Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum cannot be avoided. They happen to every parent, but while your chil... Read full article

Going Viral: Teen Connects Through Poetry and TikTok Videos

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Although he didn’t speak until he was five, Cohen Swain is finding his voice. The 15-year-old is on the autism spectrum and has written a poem, Hold On, I’m Trying, that has gone viral. ... Read full article

Deciding Whether to Travel with Baby or Your Breast Pump Can be Tricky

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When choosing whether to bring your pump or your baby on your next trip, consider this comprehensive meta-analysis outlining the merits and pitfalls of each option. It is based on my personal experience and my memory of it, which is poor, due to rea... Read full article

Building a Legacy of Love One Hug at a Time

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Avery Vasta is a preschooler at Central Primary in Gonzales. When she hears music, she has to stop and dance, and she’s free with hugs and kindness, making her a favorite at school and everywhere she goes. She loves Moana and Elena of Avalor. Avery, ... Read full article

The Girl Who Doesn’t Give Up

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A nine-year-old second grader, Piper Walters loves Frozen, her dog Amelia, and riding her bike. Despite the challenges that come with living with cerebral palsy, Piper makes the most of her life.... Read full article

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