WHY is getting Medicaid so…

unfortunately difficult?! BIG NEWS!  My son is now in the Medicaid Children’s Medical Services program of Florida Kid Care.  (I’m not even sure if this is the correct way to describe it).  This process was very confusing and lengthy.  There seem to be so many different parts or subgroups within the Medicaid program itself.  JustContinue reading “WHY is getting Medicaid so…”

holy behavior plan, batman

Yesterday, I amended my son’s IEP and behavior plan.  It was another 2 hour meeting.  My last meeting was 2.5 hours and was to determine eligibility (the longest IEP…) At our last meeting, the behavior plan was so terrible that we had to agree to meet again to change it. A draft copy of theContinue reading “holy behavior plan, batman”

my 5 year old does laundry better than…

many adults! My 5 year old has ASD and has a great ability to do chores or activities that many can’t do at the same level.  He has an ability to observe an action or set of actions then repeat them.  He is able to create a system to complete the chore correctly and accuratelyContinue reading “my 5 year old does laundry better than…”

a reflection: alone with autism

Happy New Year! I was happy to celebrate at my Noon Years Eve party this year to bring in the 2017 year. Looking back over the holidays  and years I’m happy to be in this place.  I didn’t know how I would make it many days; even after the third day of winter break thisContinue reading “a reflection: alone with autism”

How schools fail special needs children

Part 1 of a never-ending story!     Some of the ways that schools fail special needs children: communication, training, allowing good teachers to teach, involving parents, doing the right thing, honesty, paying professionals with  special education what they are worth, testing, lack of outside time, class size, providing resources to help parents at homeContinue reading “How schools fail special needs children”

A journey of education, access, advocating and love! MAXimize your knowledge of autism through stories, tips and action.

Welcome!  The blog has been changed, re-organized, and re-focused.  I encourage you to also visit ruthbrunson.wordpress.com for academic coaching and tutoring related to all kids but especially to those on the spectrum.  

Simple things

we moved! So, happy to have some simple things.   Yesterday, when my 2-year-old said OH NO! I POOPED!  as she is already diaper free.   “Where did you poop?”  She takes me and shows me her diaper on the floor and says. “OH NO! I POOOOPED on the bed!  It’s the simple things likeContinue reading “Simple things”