Being an advocate for my special needs child this past month has meant – learning not to blame. And although it hasn’t been easy there are three points I want to share. Being an advocate means: 1. Being able to objectively listen to complaints about my child’s bad behavior — and analyzing the WHY and […]
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10 Things I’ve Learned With Nicholas This Year 1. Patience is showing loving care toward one another, but also love to yourself. It forces you to slow down, take time and experience the moments a little more intensely. 2. Look at the good in every situation. When I’m bogged down with deadlines and student complains, […]
I want to first say — thank God for some things that went wrong this year. Sometimes what goes wrong is right when it comes to autism and life in general. Often when things don’t go in the direction you hope, you get angry, frustrated and discouraged. And this year I experienced all three emotions […]
With every post on this blog I try to highlight positive moments in life and encouragement for parents who have children diagnosed with autism. There are many negatives people can highlight. But I choose to look at the bright and happy moments knowing God has given you many good things in this life. My father […]
I know that this post isn’t directly about autism, but it does have a connection. I’ll explain that later. It’s been about one year and six months since I decided to change my hair to a style called sisterlocks. For those of you who aren’t familiar, in short — it’s a hair technique that is […]
Momma 911 Takes a New Direction – Autism
Momma911 is Esther Miller Dillard's mission to understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders and specifically how autism and Asperger Syndrome affects her son Nicholas. It is her personal account of navigating the maze of information in the areas of diet, education and medical advice. It is her hope that information on this website might help another parents dealing with similar issues.
Dillard was recently hired as an interim Assistant Professor of Communications at Bloomfield Colllege. Starting in September, 2013 she will be teaching News Radio Production and Television and Radio News writing as well as helping to coordinate and further develop the campus internet radio station WBCR.
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