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Barbara M. Patient Expert

Meadville, Pennsylvania
I’ve got my day job as a family law attorney, my night job as parent to three children with... Full Bio
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There goes the neighborhood… by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We are always trying to find the solution to Little Miss’s language delay/receptive and expressive language issues, and tonight we launched ourselves into one that might w ... Read on »
You should know this! First aid for seizures by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum At a support hearing the other day, I represented a client who couldn’t work because she had seizures. We talked about the situation for half an hour or so, her journey to ... Read on »
The cost of free speech; don’t forget it! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Scary-looking scene, isn’t it? Tear gas flying, protesters running in fear? Soon after this would come the shooting that killed innocent bystanders. But this didn’t ... Read on »
Why grandkids rule by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We got to visit this week with M and her three kids from Pensacola, as well as S and her batch from Tennessee, and we were lucky enough to hook up with some free time with ... Read on »
Moving on by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the things I’ve heard most often in this week since my father’s death is, “I didn’t know George was your father!” Or in another form, “I didn’t know you were George ... Read on »
Saying goodbye by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In my house, a man is dying. This man has spent months short of eighty years as a proud American, a fiscal conservative, a walker in the woods, an admirer of the sport ... Read on »
April brings more than showers this year… by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum That’s right! I’m announcing the arrival of two new bouncing baby books in the next several weeks. I hadn’t planned for them to come out at the same time, but…who’s compla ... Read on »
Where’s Bob Barker when you need him? by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So now here’s a pretty lame excuse for staying home to watch the NCAA basketball tourneys: male sterilization. Yes, the trendy new way to get yourself a few days at ho ... Read on »
Le bon temps, for sure by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I paid a visit today to Little Miss’s classroom today to talk about Mardi Gras. The students were attentive and interested, even if I don’t think a lot of them understood ... Read on »
Idylls in the south by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We took a trip south for a brief respite from the cold. adding in a short visit with the in-laws and a stop in Asheville to see K’s new apartment and to meet the son of he ... Read on »
Moving on up by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We have what might be one of the most important IEP meetings of Little Miss’s life coming up the first week of March: transition into junior high school. She’ll be moving ... Read on »
A real mood changer by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sometimes all those grumpy, tired, draggy, achy end-of-day feelings can encounter these gorgeous colors: or these, both taken on Upper Peach in Erie: ... Read on »
Happy endings by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Often in domestic violence cases, we find that when an abuser starts losing control of the victim, and the victim becomes a survivor and moves out on their own, then the a ... Read on »
Your very own Cinderella moment! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Does this shoe fit?  Come find out February 10, 2011 at I Love Your Shoes, 900 Water Street, Meadville, PA.  Everyone whose foot fits will be entered into a drawing ... Read on »
Just another day by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Some readers have asked lately why I don’t write as much about autism any more. “How are the children?” they want to know.  It’s kind of funny that this blog started out t ... Read on »
Why writers need other ears and voices by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today I’m visiting Warm Days, Cool Nights and Hot Guys –  the blog of historical romance writer Jennifer Jakes, talking about critique groups and how to choose the one tha ... Read on »
Zumaya Day at Coffee Time! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today the authors of Zumaya Publications are featured at Coffee Time Romance –including yours truly!  Zumaya will publish my novel SECOND CHANCES next year, about Inessa R ... Read on »
A “crafty” book giveaway! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I’m not sure how it happens, but daughter B seems to parlay interests and hobbies into incredible job opportunities. They’ve taken her from the beaches of Maine to the wat ... Read on »
Holiday dining at its finest by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Our original plan with this most recent southern trip was to take it in December, when we would use the free day at Disney tickets we received after volunteering to make b ... Read on »
A tattered, but great, lady by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum New Orleans, the French Quarter, the morning after. A little weary, a little tawdry,  a little worse for wear before that first cup of chicory-laced coffee. Walking ... Read on »