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Posted by daniellealvarado on May 11, 2019 at 3:25 AM
A BEAUTIFUL READ TO PART ONE OF THE ORGINAL LETTER " WELCOME TO HOLLAND PART ONE BELOW: WELCOME TO HOLLAND PART 2 I have been in Holland for over a decade now. It has become home. I have had time to catch my breath, to settle and adjust, to accept something different than I'd planned. I reflect back on those years of past when I had first landed in Holland. I remember clearly my shock, my fear, my angerĂ¢??the pain and uncertainty. In those first few years, I tried to get back to... Read Full Post »

"GRANT ME A WISH" By J. Tibbetts (MY son)

Posted by daniellealvarado on January 2, 2013 at 3:45 AM

This poem is written by my son Jonathan he is 25 and has Aspergers, he has recently moved to supported living as is doing wonderful but, its been hard. He writes beautiful poetry and will be posting one weekly on different things, enjoy....

I wish I could go back,

To a time more simpler than this,

To call upon a genie

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Posted by daniellealvarado on January 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM


My life is passing by,

The years gone so fast.

So I look to my future,

And forget the past.

When life runs it course,

And opportunities pass you by,

You start to think of what you missed,

And what to do before you die.

I used to think

That life would come to me,

But when I opened my eyes at last,

I was finally able to see.

Without love & happiness,

You’ll always stay adrift.


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welcome to holland

Posted by daniellealvarado on May 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM



Emily Perl Kingsley.

c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The C...

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letter to Jerry Brown written by my son!!! Out of the mouths of Babes!!

Posted by daniellealvarado on May 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Dear Jerry Brown,

My name is Braulio Alvarado. I am 19 years old and a student of Artesia High School. I have researched many of great a beneficial thing you have done for California since your start of your second term. You have helped with your major investments in California’s education system. Both for k-12 and for higher education. Thanks to you our education has quadrupled. You have increased funding and teacher training. Most students are set for when they graduate high sch...

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Posted by daniellealvarado on January 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Welcome to 2012!!! Hope everyone is doing well....Life has been very busy over the past year, with some great success. I would love to get parents, educators, and the like to tell me about transition programs, and what has worked for everyone. I have seen alot over the last 12 months and I am not super impressed. Please let me know and I think it would bring interest to the community here.. I am praying we all have a great, productive new year and remember if you need help or a...

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From 1 brother to another...Must read!!

Posted by daniellealvarado on February 2, 2011 at 9:48 PM

This Poem is written by my oldest son, Jonathan, he is 23 1/2. He has given me permission to post it. It was written about his brother Anthony! Its beautiful........



"Autistic Brother"


God has chosen, to be loving and giving

and on April 5th, 1991, he gave me an autistic sibling.


I didnt know why, I deserved an autistic brother

we grew together, he was my active other.


He runs through the hous...

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Checking in!!!

Posted by daniellealvarado on January 17, 2011 at 10:27 PM

:) Hi everyone! Hope all is going well for everyone out there. I wanted to update my blog and say I have been busy working with the kids, and have been talking with a lot of people whom are really concerned with the services for our older Autistic kids and for services for the kids with mental health issues. Ya know I have been saying for a couple years now that, soon we will all see a world with a large adult autistic population, and were no one seems ready, well I am concerned wit...

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Posted by daniellealvarado on July 24, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Hi everyone, summer is in full swing and summer school is letting out, time to find things to do!!! I have a recommendation, your local adaptive programs, for myself the city of Cerritos offers amazing adaptive sports to do, and after watching some of these people work with my kids, you will be really pleased. Also the "yellow Pages for Kids" are another great place. Keep your heads up, think positive and try to enjoy the summer, school is just around the corner!!! Stay cool and any suggestio...

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Posted by daniellealvarado on May 9, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Hi everyone, I hope your all having a very nice day. :) I wanted to tell you all that today of all days we know now why we even have this day!! :lol:LOL just look at the rest of the year!!! Kidding aside I hope you all are hanging in there and can find happiness, you deserve it, so to all the moms out there, and I would personally like to thank mine< Thanks Mom, for giving me drive and determination to do what so many moms do, Thanks!! Happy Mothers Day!! God Bless!!:)