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An Open Letter To My Absentee Mother

Published on May 9, 2011 By Victoria Lougheed

It’s Mother’s Day. Every year at this time, I wonder about you. Where you are is the latest of my worries for you. I wonder if you’re okay. I wonder if you’re dead. I don’t know and enough of me doesn’t want to that I don’t look for you. It seems now that, finally, I’ve […]

Landing on the Spectrum: On getting an Autism Spectrum diagnosis.

Published on March 25, 2011 By Victoria Lougheed

My daughter was diagnosed on August 28, 2010 after 8 straight months of pursuing help for her. We’d noticed delays in physical movement, trouble socializing, awkwardness, clumsiness, etc. Some things had bothered me for years but were laughed off or explained away as shyness, being a late bloomer, etc. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore […]