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My World.. At 72

The last 5 years I’ve spent as Great-Grandma, Nana, Care-giver, baby sitter, head cook and bottle washer with the home I share with my Grand-daughter.. Mother of my Great Grandson, Nolan.. I of course call him Noli.   Noli is phase 2 Autistic..

He was 18 months old, a wee man with but a few words to say, would ignore you in a heartbeat.. Would rock back and forth setting up and on his hands and knees..  Still eating Baby Food, issues trying to eat adult food, one of those issues was my granddaughter, terrified he might choke.. although his Dad didn’t have a problem feeding the little one hot dogs while we were shopping..  Yes, a complex problem..

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So in September of 2016 they diagnosed the wee two year old as phase 2 Autism.. It was not what I wanted to hear.. I hated the thought of his being labeled.. I remembered all the tales of Autism and was horrified that this was going to be his life.. After all, I might well be Great Grandma, but I was also with him every day, every night since he arrived home from the hospital..

So, you stop and you try to determine.. what are the priorities here.  What does Noli need?

  1. To communicate
  2. How to play
  3. How and what to eat
  4. Protecting him from his rocking, hitting his head, melt downs.
  5. Helping him learn to adapt to family members without fear.
  6. Playing with other children.. but he’s the only child in the house.

And everything is about training his brain. Thats it folks.. Autism, training the brain. That is where Therapy comes in.. So.. We had Therapist..

  1. Eating Therapist
  2. Speech Therapist
  3. Play Therapist.

And the children, well that came in and a miracle in itself.. Head Start..  We had hope for more education aspects since, we had began teaching Noli to sign.. Giving him the ability to gain our attention..  To tell us what he needed by signing eat..Screen Shot 09-19-19 at 10.52 AM.PNG drink..

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signing..  and giving him a way of expressing himself such as please,

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thank you,

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love you..

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your welcome, and showing him how to sign his name, showing him who he was..

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So many more..

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Why sign, you might say.. No, its very easy for the child to learn and mimic.. and the door opens. The amazing ability of a little one to learn is truly overwhelming.. And the first time he said Please, my heart melted..  it still does today when he walks in and starts signing and says please or thank you..  So, let us continue.. By the end of 2017 there really wasn’t a lot of progress with his speech, signing yes.. but he was still throwing balls at everyone, rocking, meltdowns, and throwing tables chairs, large toys.. anything and everything..  And the answer came as swiftly as a wish on the wind.. We said what and where can we go.. And the answer was, “There is a school here in our county, that works with children.. We can try to get him in, but there’s a huge waiting list.. Nightmare????

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But we did it anyway… And he was accepted.. immediately!!!   HAPPY!!!

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September of 2017 – he was in..  The Children’s Center – Pre-School.. by the spring of 2018 Noli was talking.

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He is currently as of September of 2019, Amazing.. His sentence structure you wouldn’t believe.. He can set with you and go through his Dinosaur encyclopedia and explain to you what each dinosaur does and how to tell who they are, and give you their technical name..  He knows all of the different Thomas train engines.. who the different cars are in the different movies of cars.. The characters in the children’s movies. Yes, he has very close to a photographic memory.. Once learned he remembers, everything.. he can count to 100, knows his alphabet, learning to read.. writing is still a struggle, but he can write his own name.. he is ambidextrous. He paints with both hands..  The rocking is gone, the throwing tables and chairs is gone.. Thank Goodness.. He’s an amazing child.. And i do believe that many many other children who are deemed Autistic would be just as advanced as Noli is.. the key word.. please remember and encourage, is Therapy..

I must mention this for if you run across a parent who is seeking a miracle cure  and using chemicals on their child such as drinking bleach.. For Goodness sake tell them to stop that will harm the child, even fatal.. There is a light at the end of the autism tunnel and its called Time.. Patience.. Therapy..

And there is another issue to think of.. its called Genetics..  Autism runs in family lines.. not  caused by vaccines, cyst, stress during delivery..  It’s caused through Genetics.. DNA.. 

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My Darling, My Darling, My Boo..

September 2019 in Pre-Kindergarten..   Preparing for entry into Regular School Kindergarten in 2020.   And at the end of this page, if it pops into your head, what medication has he been taking all of this time.. The answer is quite simple.. NONE. NONE.

Therapy trains the center Brain.. Trains his Fight or Flight Responses.. 

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Levi Page !! FYI

Levi, this is probably the only way contact can or will be made.. I’m not looking for friendship.. only a temporary truce to make information available to you.. And then we go back to our ignoring one another.. Thank you..

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I’m receiving prank phone calls, and the person doing so, which I’m sure who the person is, using the AP that allows them to call under the cover of someone else’s phone number. I wasn’t aware that they could also use face-time, but apparently they can.. This is where you come in..

I received a Face-time call yesterday, while I was on the phone with my sister.. I didn’t not answer it, and after the call I was on ended, I pulled up the number, didn’t recognize, and wondered who in the world would be Face-timing me. So I responded and the call went unanswered.  So I googled the phone number, and when I did.. I realized.

  1. someone was harassing me.
  2. the phone number was probably a landline that had been so since 1993.
  3. some inexperienced person was checking me out and found your name.. now I say inexperienced person since the phone number they harassed me with, does not go to you, it goes to the residence in Dover.
  4. I wanted to assure you, I am not doing anything in that direction.. I am not involved in any situation that is currently going on if anything..
  5. we  have had our issues in the past, but not trying to provoke you into anything.. those days are passed.. and not up for renewal.
  6.  I think I know who the person is that used the phone number in question, and will make the name available to you, if you so wish..  So, here is the info on the call I received.

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contact me at mareleigh@yahoo.com, I will send you the info on who I think this person is..   Its not the first prank within the last few months.. probably won’t be the last..  I am sorry for the involvement of those in Dover.. I would never bother them, nor encourage anyone else to.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

HaLeigh’s Rose Bush

I went out the other day and checked on HaLeigh’s Rose Bush, and found 2 huge Purple Roses had bloomed.. Went back out today and of course, they were turning rapidly into just Rose Pedals..    But, there are more to bloom.

I planted HaLeigh’s bush back in 2010 a little over a year after she had disappeared..  Today, I will share it with you again.. Screen Shot 05-17-19 at 11.06 AM

 

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Children imprisoned in Texas

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/immigration-facility-staff-call-police-on-u-s-senator/article_3e463f46-6812-11e8-8dfd-ebadbe2af038.html

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Immigration facility staff call police on U.S. senator

Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018 11:13 am

Video released on Facebook Sunday shows a U.S. Senator from Oregon having the police called on him and being turned away from an immigration detention center in Brownsville where minor undocumented immigrants are held.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, attempted to tour the Southwest Key Programs facility in the former Walmart on Padre Island Highway.

Merkley is critical of President Donald Trump’s new policy of separating children from their parents when the families illegally cross the border into the United States.

“This cruel treatment of children and families arriving to the U.S. is completely un-American and unacceptable,” Merkley said in a press release. “Americans should be outraged by the fact that our taxpayer dollars are being used to inflict spiteful and traumatizing policies on innocent children. The Trump administration’s vicious, heartless family separation policy must be stopped. President Trump should end this policy immediately-and any Republican who claims to embrace ‘family values’ must step up to oppose this cruel anti-family agenda.”

In the 25-minute Facebook Live video, Merkley tells two Brownsville police officers that a staffer inside the facility told him that a manager would come out and have a brief conversation with him.

An employee of Southwest Key Programs tells Merkley that the staffer who told him a supervisor would have a conversation with him was “misinformed.”

Trump announced the family separation policy in early May.

Merkley also visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, according to a press release.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Merry Christmas – And May your Christmas Be Bright

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FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, 

 

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

28 Amendment

Read it.. Share it.. and let the people know.. Give them a right to stand and demand..  This is our Government, does not belong to the politicians.

Please read 28th amendment Please Read, and forward. This will only take 1 minute to read! 28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting.
It will take you less than a minute to read this.
If you agree, please pass it on.
It’s an idea whose time has come to deal with this self-serving situation
OUR PRESENT SITUATION ! Children of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans.
Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to pay back student loans.
Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term.
Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live.
For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.
And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects.
We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever.
The self-serving must stop. Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states.
It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
IF???
Each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the message.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens of the United States .
” You are one of my 20.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Boston August 2017

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The groups that gathered in Va made up of kkk, nazi and white supremacist, did so to show support for trump and his ruthlessness.  They did so to show America they were willing to begin a civil war.. Well, the concept is, they have weapons, they are brutal, but it didn’t work, and many went home in shame to no income, no jobs, no friends. So Va cost many of them.. Some went home and boasted they believed it was a good thing for young people to have died in the car crash..   What they don’t understand, once the gop is out of office, all will be deemed domestic terrorist, members of hate groups, and all are being identified.. There will come a day in short time where any member of a hate group who is identified will be prosecuted as domestic terrorist.

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So the day of cheering each other on in violence and corruption is limited.  Mark my Words.. Trump will be leaving the White House.. by resignation or by impeachment,  his vile crew goes with him, and the gop in congress who have acted totally insane with their actions against the people.. need to look at Boston.. This is not the entire force of citizens who stand against the insanity.. this is only those who could made it to Boston on Saturday..   We are Bernie’s.  We are Americans, we protect civil rights for all. Don’t ever doubt our numbers or our dedication..

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in Uncategorized