How to sort through all the “stuff”

Having a child with special needs can definitely give you some yucky feelings or some avoidant behaviors; join Kathryn with Thrive Consultation and Therapy to use the ACT matrix to work through this and move toward what is important to you. I’m on here too! Because let’s face it….I’ve got some yucky and stuff to…

How to advocate and collaborate with your child’s health care provider

Advocacy Series 3: How to advocate and collaborate when working with your child’s health care providers. Kathryn with Thrive consultation and therapy has been utilizing the ACT matrix to help model psychological flexible when advocating. In this series three episode, we discuss how to collaborate with your child’s health care provider. Attached above is the…

How autism moms could change the world

Policy change for early intervention Why does early intervention have to be so challenging? Why does it have to include jumping through so many hoops? Why are parents left guessing, unsure, frustrated? Money- I think the real answer is money. Early intervention is so challenging because it costs money; money that insurance companies want nothing…

Early Intervention and Experience

After my journey with my son and publishing a book about early intervention, I had a third child. With my youngest I was fast to notice some potential concerns with her development. Did I have that fear…. Is it Autism? However, with my experience and knowledge came a completely different experience with early intervention. This…

Autism and the Tooth Fairy

I think he could care less…. the tooth fairy and autism; does my child really get it? After a long dental surgery to remove five teeth and do other repair work to my 8 year olds teeth, I thought he was finally ready for the tooth fiary. Well, it seems like it is not important…

Going to Gardiner

I just found out that we are eligibile for the Gardiner Scholarship. This is something I have thought about but never been in the right place educationally to apply and follow through with changing from the McKay to the Gardiner. My primary reason for switching is money. Unfortunely for many people with children with special…

I took the playground back!

Last week I had it out at the playground; I had enough and I don’t care if I came across like a Karen! I took the playground back! The neighborhood playground was locked for over two months from Covid-19.  When it opened back up my kids were so excited.  We went a few times when…

Happy Birthday!

to me! I had a birthday Sunday and I’d love for you to share and follow my blog, social media pages and book as a gift for me! website: ruthfulness.com Facebook page: facebook.com/ruthfulness Instagram account: ruthfulnessblog Twitter: ruthfulnessblog Book on Amazon I am also a contributing writing onThe Real Deal of Parenting; so check out…

Check out this reading program

It’s better than ABC Mouse. Yup. That’s right. It is better than ABC Mouse. This online program has helped my son with autism get basic reading skills he lacks due to his Developmental disabilities. He didn’t speak until six and he didn’t start to try to write independently until eight. So, in all his education…