My message to you for 2019. As 2019 brings several huge events and major achievements, I want to focus on what I want others to know and learn from Ruthfulness this year. This year, my story and journey of early intervention and autism will be published. I've had to reread and relive the pain of … Continue reading You’re not alone
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
As we prepare for back to school in August. We need to start thinking about how we want this school year to go in comparison to the previous or the multiple years prior. Each year, whether in public or private school, students have a new teacher and often an entire new team of teachers. The … Continue reading Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child
Does it get any easier raising and fighting for a child that has special needs? From my veteran fighting moms....please tell me it does! In my recent experience this school year, shifting from public to private, I would say that it is not easier; it is different. Ways it changed: no more IEP meetings no … Continue reading Moms, does it get any easier?
Happy Mother's Day to all those mom's who advocate for their children! Keep going, keep fighting and be proud of the mom you have become. We need you and your family needs you to keep working for a better life for your child and all the children and families that will come after you. The … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
April is National Autism Awareness month and is most often jammed with events and fundraisers. I went to several great events this month and wish I could have made it too more. I also wish that we had months of autism awareness. I wish the opportunities presented to my family in April were available … Continue reading Special Thanks
Calm down! Do not make this mistake. Do not file for intent to use the Mckay scholarship until you have completed your IEP re-evaluation and or end of year review where you can make sure all the lists of services and accommodations are on the IEP. McKay Scholarship is provided by the Florida Department of … Continue reading WAIT! do not file intent with Mckay