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
I've been pretty quiet this summer because I'm been much more reflective of the level of growth from my son. Although, we have our moments of struggle where we really see autism; we have seen so much growth. I've had moments in the past when I thought that my son may not every talk to … Continue reading Growing Up Fast
When you first realize that your child is struggling to develop at the same level as other children their age, you begin the early intervention process. Little did you know that you would have to learn a new language: acronyms. Below is a list of acronyms that I have learned over the years working through … Continue reading IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?
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
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
We had a great experience at Sensitive Santa at Westshore Mall last weekend. We've not always had the best experience and outcome with visiting Santa but were very happy with this years opportunity. Last year we tried three different times all paid opportunities to get a family picture and picture with Santa. All three times, … Continue reading Sensitive Santa for the win!
We traveled and visited family in Georgia for Thanksgiving. We heard how amazing the Aquarium was and wanted to take our kids. I just thought about how much my daughter would love the sharks and whales. I didn't think, stress or worry about my son with autism and how he may or may not enjoy … Continue reading Sensory Friendly Review of the Georgia Aquarium