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Peggy Lou Morgan Patient Expert

LaPine, Oregon
I am Mom to Billy Ray, who became our son at 15 months of age, and is now 26 years old.  It... Full Bio
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I Hate Daylight Savings Changes by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Billy Ray is off schedule again. I bet many of you are experiencing that with your kiddos too. Mornings are definitely better if he can wake up on his own but when the time ... Read on »
When Your Child Won't Let You Tell Him the Truth by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Suffice it to say my mother sometimes had a problem with honesty. I hated it and swore I would never lie to my own children. Billy Ray is experiencing some changes that make ... Read on »
We're Still Here by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We haven't been posting for a while. There have been a number of reasons for our absence There has been going on in our lives some of which I plan to share in future post ... Read on »
Community Advocacy - Even More Vital by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We have dealt with the word retarded before here . It is a slang that I think is quite misunderstood and misused. I don't know whether it is the tough economic times or s ... Read on »
Marriage Planning for Adults with Disabilities by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Adults who experience disabilities have many of the same dreams that adults without disabilities have. Marriage is one of those dreams. Unfortunately, the same dream can bri ... Read on »
What We Don't Know - Can it Hurt Our Children by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been haunted lately by the reality of what we don’t know that might make a real difference in the lives of our children and adult children. As most of my regular r ... Read on »
Technical Glitches by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have been trying to follow the publicist assistant’s advice to combine the blogs for both of my books into one blog. However, I have been having great difficulty figuring ou ... Read on »
Technical Glitches by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been trying to follow the publicist assistant’s advice to combine the blogs for both of my books into one blog. However, I have been having great difficulty figuring ou ... Read on »
Changing Blogs by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hi Everyone: I have sort of built myself into a box with having multiple blogs particularly for my two books. Somethings seem appropriate to share with parents of young ... Read on »
Building Relationships that Bring Joy and Protection for Your Child by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been posting stories of abuse and literal torture on my other blog here and here . While this post goes along with the idea of protecting children and adults from t ... Read on »
The Horror Continues by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It seems the horror of abuse and even torture of children and adults who experience disabilities will never end. Just last week I blogged about the "Fight Club" Everyday there ... Read on »
A Horrible Reminder to Plan for Protection of Your Adult Child by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In Parenting An Adult with Disabilities, I talked about assuring that support would be there for your adult child when you can’t be. It doesn’t matter what level of functioni ... Read on »
Billy Ray Meets Tonka (future service dog) by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We stopped on to meet Tonka on the way to a Mother's Day weekend trip. I couldn't wait to share some pictures with all of you. The sun was bright and ... Read on »
Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs Receives Award by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I am so honored that Radical Parenting found my book to be one of the 50 best parenting books. Until next time, Peggy Lou Morgan for a complete list of my sites w ... Read on »
Big Shoes (Paws) to Fill - New Service Dog by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It is not clear to me what the various feeds pick up. I know that my Amazon blog is not picking up the video but I'm not sure about these pictures. If you can't see the pi ... Read on »
Preserving the Parents' Expertise by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Part of a question from an interview I did recently has haunted me. It suggested that some might feel transition planning was letting go in the sense of giving up on an adult ... Read on »
Our Latest News 4/6/09 by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hi Everyone: There is a lot going on right now and I have wanted to touch bases with you for a while. First, Billy Ray is somewhat the same as when I last posted. ... Read on »
Joe Steffy, a Success Story by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The story of Joe Steffy, who experiences the combination diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism, is small business owner ( Poppin Joe's Kettle Korn ). See the full story here. ... Read on »
Your Adult Child's Pursuit of Happiness - Who Will Design by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Everyone seems to have an opinion about what will make your son or daughter happy in adult life. Unfortunately, some of it is based on what is most prudent for programs not ... Read on »
Communication by Behavior (Reading the Signs) Revisited by Peggy Lou Morgan Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This post is revisiting a topic I have covered several times in different ways since the beginning of this blog in 2005. It seems important to touch on it again because severa ... Read on »