Amy W

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Amy is a Colorado native born and raised on the Western Slope. A trek over the mountains at age 18 brought with it a husband and three beautiful children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. She enjoys watching movies, reading, spending time with her family, and advocating for children with special needs.
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Siblings and Rivalry: When Your Brother Has Autism and it’s Not Fair

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"I wish I had autism" That's what my innocent, almost seven-year-old daughter told me when her sibling, my son, was newly diagnosed. My heart shattered again. What on Earth was I doing with my life??...
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When Your Dream Delivery Becomes Your Worst Nightmare

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The delivery plan. I waited all day knowing I was in early labor. My delivery was going to be amazing, I was certain of it. My husband had just started a new job and was...

“Low Sensory” events to help ease summer transitions

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I'm going to tell you a secret about "low sensory" events. They're freaking awesome. The transition from school days filled with structure and consistency to summer days filled with free time and sleeping in can...

Thank You: An open letter to my best friend

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Hi Friend, We don't talk as much as we used to and I miss you. I know that the pendulum will swing back again and there is so much comfort in that. Life has kept...

The Wife Behind A Deputy Badge

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I am the wife of an Adams County Deputy Sheriff. My husband is different. He changed. I knew this job would change him, but I didn't know it would change me, too. I was 8 months...

Special Needs: Find the resources you need for your child

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Being the parent of a child with special needs is a lot like the first day of school. You never know what to expect, and just when you think you do, it changes. Insurance...

Adaptability For Your Child: Music and movement classes

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Let's be real here. As a the parent of a child with special needs, I have no illusions about how my child will participate in a structured music class. He struggles to follow more...