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We are Liam + Glo and this is LIVING + LEARNING WITH TRISOMY 13 + AUTISM;
A Special Needs Mommy Blog
I’m Gloria; Liam’s honest, sarcastic, potty-mouthed Mom and wearer of many hats. Liam is my eccentric, spirited, true love and homie with an extra chromie. We document living and learning with Trisomy 13, Autism, Dyspraxia, Speech Apraxia, Oral Apraxia, Dysarthria, Sensory Processing Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder, and Congenital Heart Defects.
Our goal is to inspire, spread awareness, kindness, hope, and information. We’re here to encourage and share how we successfully homeschool and complete home-therapies (including speech, occupational, physical, and ABA) without a million dollars or a straight-jacket (for either of us). We’ll also share our adventures to exciting, sometimes new, places in Michigan.
Special needs parenting is incessantly rewarding and emotionally exhausting. Through the bounce-up-and-down highs and the dark-corners-of-my-mind lows, I’ll be real. Special needs-warrior mom-life is not typical but it’s MY abnormal normal (and maybe yours too). Like every mom life, it’s overwhelmingly stressful, yet intensely empowering and full of adventure. Since our journey to Trisomy 13, Liam is on the adventure of a lifetime; the quest for self-awareness, social awareness, self-regulation, and advocacy.
Peek inside our abnormal normal!