Saturday, October 25, 2014

 Our family wore jerseys, we watched football, we had a tailgate style party and football games – we didn't dwell on the small guest list. He had a blast, and so did our entire family.

Sometimes life with a special needs child doesn’t turn out how you’d always imagined it would. However, community blogger Kari Horton says the trick is learning to find happiness in the midst of the storm.

Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
 My son finds comfort in his room filled with his favorite things.

A day in the life of a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder can be full of struggles and confusion – and beautiful moments too. Kari Horton shared the story of a day in her son’s life.

Posted on Sept. 3, 2014 at 2:31 p.m.
 A story being read by all four of our children at Christmas last year.

Having a special needs child not only shapes the way a family operates, but its members’ personalities. Based on her family’s experiences, community blogger Kari Horton says special needs children change their brothers and sisters for the better.

Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.
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When a child’s disability can’t be seen with the naked eye, strangers’ comments and stares can be hurtful to he and his family. Kari Horton shared her family’s experiences with this, as well as a plea for people to trade judgement for kindness.

 Davyn during his OT treatment at the STAR Center in Colorado.
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Soon after her son was born, community blogger Kari Horton knew something wasn’t quite right. The years that followed were ones filled with countless doctor’s visits, fear, loneliness and eventually, a diagnosis.

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Kari Horton
Kari Horton is a 35-year-old mother of four children ages 15, 10, 6 and 2. Her 10-year-old son has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, an immune disorder, chronic illnesses and other medical and behavioral issues. Kari's husband is a principal process control technology engineer at a local healthcare company, and Kari is a stay at home mother and learning coach for her two middle children. She also has a passion for animals and photography.