We are going back to school

Hi, from Florida! Florida has been in the news a lot lately regarding the political decision to force schools to open up brick and mortar.  Let’s be clear; this is public schools and I’m a public school teacher that will be sending my children to school this August.   I will be sending my children toContinue reading “We are going back to school”

Need money for services or products…the new Gardiner Scholarship

Gardiner Scholarship offers $10,000 for special needs children education. Even if you homeschool! Find out more, how to apply and what you need to know.

Autism Awareness or Celebrate Autism?

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 celebrationContinue reading “Autism Awareness or Celebrate Autism?”

Apply for scholarships

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 throughContinue reading “Apply for scholarships”

Scholarships for School

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 andContinue reading “Scholarships for School”

October is the month my son became verbal

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 theContinue reading “October is the month my son became verbal”

All Day VPK

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 threeContinue reading “All Day VPK”

Summer Swim Safety

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”

Summer Camps

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 programsContinue reading “Summer Camps”

HOPE

  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.  PleaseContinue reading “HOPE”