When deciding on a school for a typical child parents have a multitude of options. Many parents use public schools but also use magnet and charter programs with in the public system. Still traditional parents use private schools and home school options. When trying to make decisions for my special needs child regarding school and … Continue reading Scholarships for School
My published story about how we navigated the early intervention system, suffered hardships, accepted autism and overcame so many struggles. We have become a family that stands for education, access and advocacy. I want you to know that you are not alone on your journey as a parent with a child on the spectrum. Amazon … Continue reading Ruthfulness released on Amazon
Your life or someone else's life can flash forward in your mind. All the dreams, ambitions, joy and laughter gone within aglimpse. That's the feeling... That's how special needs parents feel everyday. How life can be taken from us with an accident or how we wait for aglimpse into our child's future. All the questions … Continue reading With just a match strike
Dear Jace's mom (or dad), Hi, I'm Max's mom, I wanted to write to you to introduce myself and thank you for your son's friendship. I know that we don't know each other and our paths don't cross but for the first time in my son's life he is talking about a friend at home.You … Continue reading A letter to Jace’s mom
Using the McKay scholarship is one of the best ways to access private education for children with special needs. The McKay is a great option because it is based on a students IEP created by the school and is not reliant on a medical diagnosis. As parents getting enough money from McKay is key to … Continue reading McKay Matrix
April 2nd is autism awareness day all over the world. Just this week I read an amazing article written in 2017 and published on Huffpost about how we should bring awareness by honoring our own spectrum children instead of celebrating just the success cases. huffpost: Let's start honoring people with autism by stopping the celebration … Continue reading Autism Awareness or Celebrate Autism?
Its scholarship season! Are you looking at sending a preschool student to kindergarten next year or unhappy at your current school? Now is the time to apply for scholarships for next school year. The two largest scholarships for special needs students are McKay and Gardiner. Two income based scholarships are Florida Tax Credit scholarship through … Continue reading Apply for scholarships
Those of you that follow our family journey, we are happy to announce that our family grew by one very beautiful baby girl! Vanessa Faye was born Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm and weighted 7 lbs and 12 oz. Photo credit: Pierce Brunson Photography We've never been one for family names but … Continue reading She’s here!