Sometimes, even I need a reminder

I am a tolerant woman. I can ignore a lot. A LOT. But some teen in this house showed Maura YouTube on the Xbox. And now, Maura is going through YouTube, clip by bloody clip, trying to pick out songs from movies. Except she can’t read really, so she goes by movie titles or pictures,…

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When things go south

Yesterday, Maura had a meltdown in public. This is not new to us. When you have all the feelings and not always a way to communicate them, meltdowns happen. Usually, if we can quickly remove her from the situation, she can calm down almost instantly. The trick, yesterday, was that removing her from the situation…

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Sometimes you have to listen with your eyes

  Maura is somewhat verbal – but not always in English, and not always coherent. So my job is to figure out what she’s trying to convey to me. Yes, I say “my job” because she is trying to communicate, and doing it the best she can – which is her job. Understanding her communication…

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