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
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
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
This website, Step Up for Students, provides two options for parents: low-income or special needs. These two options should be considered when you are looking for alternative education plans for your special needs child. The first choice most often is for the use of Mackay Scholarship. Mackay is based on the student having an IEP … Continue reading Step Up For Students Scholarship