Happy Anniversary to language! A year ago, my 5 year old (soon to turn 6) became verbal! It's been a year since we've seen a huge jump in language and speech. I remember the days of one sound/syllable and so much quiet time from him. I remember the blank looks on his face and the … Continue reading October is the month my son became verbal
Parents in Pinellas! Please read, call with questions, and apply immediately if interested in the all day VPK opportunity from the Early Learning Coalition. When I saw the VPK all day option a few days ago, I was so excited to see a real community need being addressed. The VPK voucher is for about three … Continue reading All Day VPK
In May, one year ago, my son could not swim. He loved the water but if he jumped in, he would sink to the bottom like a heavy rock! With summer approaching and a holiday weekend, many families have picnics and fun gatherings. One of the most common concerns with children with autism is wandering. … Continue reading Summer Swim Safety
What a nightmare! Finding a summer camp for a typical child can be difficult; then add a child under 5 that has a developmental delay or a diagnosed condition. I dream about the day that early intervention is really supported and funded so that children under 5 that are placed in the public school programs … Continue reading Summer Camps
Dear Parents with Children with Autism, I am writing you to reassure all parents out there that anything is possible for our children. It will be easy for doubt and uncertainty to run and rule your thoughts but stay strong. Parents must keep fighting for their child(ren) and for the proper care necessary. Please … Continue reading HOPE
In the beginning of the year, we apply for the August start of the new school year. We are planning eight months out! So, as a mom of two this is actually my first time going through this process because my oldest had an IEP. Because we were already in the preschool system with an … Continue reading It’s time for VPK!
Happy New Year! Now, that 2018 has begun now is a great time to start researching and applying for grants for your child with autism or other diagnosis. We want more money, more services and better care for our children with autism in 2018! I have researched the following grants and foundations. Some I did … Continue reading Grant Money Opportunities