Kelsee Van Nus 馃尶 @vannusdarlings
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Mama to Isla + Micah. 馃寛 Autism advocate Atlanta, GA Shop owner and maker at @vannusco 馃寠 Collaborations DM or email kelsee@kelseevannus.com
942 Posts
20k Followers
585 Following
Mama to Isla + Micah. 馃寛 Autism advocate Atlanta, GA Shop owner and maker at @vannusco 馃寠 Collaborations DM or email kelsee@kelseevannus.com
Always helping her when she needs it most, comforting her when she is upset or confused, guiding her to show her the way. #autismawarenessmonth
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Stripped the wallpaper from the wall, spackled and sand it down. I pick up the paint tomorrow 鈽猴笍. Also, took Isla to ABA Therapy and we have a lot to work on this week! This week we are learning to match cards, more mimicking gestures and point in her First Words Book that I just ordered off Amazon. #autismawarenessmonth
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I鈥檓 currently makeover her room to make it a joint room for her and Brother. Micah has been wanting this since we brought her home from the Hospital and now that she is sleeping more soundly through the night, it looks like we can finally make this happen. Study shows that when siblings roommate it gains a tribe like mentality, better sleeping and a closer bond. 馃А #autismawarenessmonth
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Always looking up to big brother. 馃 He really is the best! #autismawarenessmonth
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Still on weekend vibes鉁岋笍 I鈥檓 obsessed with our new matching swimsuits by @kortnijeane 馃А馃
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I had a mother message me regarding her child that also has autism. She stated that she didn鈥檛 want friends or even many of her family members to know that her son has autism. Her husband and she felt strongly about the child never knowing. She explained that she is trying to treat her child with super vitamins and super foods to help minimalism the autism and recommended that I do the same. I sat on that for weeks. I still think about it. For us, it鈥檚 important to embrace the spectrum and to be an advocate and supporter of not only Isla but also all other families who have a child with autism. Let鈥檚 get one thing straight, you can鈥檛 cure autism. It鈥檚 something the child is born with and it can be tough and yet beautiful! Days are really effing tough and it鈥檚 so important to know another mother - this mother- is going through the exact same challenge. I know what it鈥檚 like to cry because you are scared for your child鈥檚 future, I know what鈥檚 it鈥檚 like to put hours into therapy sessions, I know what it鈥檚 like to go through the most horrendous meltdowns in the grocery store while everyone stares and watches, I know what it鈥檚 like for your child to not be able to say 鈥淚 love you鈥 or regress in not being able to say simple words like 鈥渕ama鈥 or 鈥渄ada鈥. I know what it鈥檚 like to not know if your child is in pain because the crying is most days. I know what it鈥檚 like to constantly call your child鈥檚 name and not get a response. I know what it鈥檚 like to try every shout and goofy gestures to try to get your child to focus on you, I know what it鈥檚 like to constantly tell your child 鈥渘o鈥 for their safety but they just don鈥檛 understand. I also know what it鈥檚 like to get the biggest squeeze and kiss, I also know what it鈥檚 like to have little pitter patter foot steps behind me just be close to me. I also know what it鈥檚 like when your child finally learns a new sign language and says 鈥渕ore鈥 (please note in photo 馃) I also know what鈥檚 it鈥檚 like to celebrate every small victory and make you truly appreciate the small things that you had never thought to appreciate before.. Isla, I am your biggest fan, advocate and supporter. Embrace your awesome and celebrate all your colors!
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Even though Micah isn鈥檛 feeling well, Isla and I are so happy he is home from school today. 馃А she has got her best playmate home all day and as you can see is taking total advantage of it. #autismawarenessmonth
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Happy Friday! 馃槅 #autismawarenessmonth
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