divineness and division within the autism community

Please join our conversation! How can we make a community that loves everyone regardless of their difference? Why do we have so many individuals that believe only their ideas are right? How can we deal with how this makes us feel and how can we move toward what is important to us? WATCH this Crowdcast!…

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…

Leaving Inclusion

leaving an inclusion environment for a more supportive and knowledgeable learning environment. As parents with children on the spectrum or just parents of children with exceptionalities/differences we have always said that inclusion is best. For years, I pushed and pushed for the best inclusion setting I could get for my son. I believe with a…

Ruthfulness

Ruthfulness the book is available on Amazon. My journey with autism helped me learn how to educate, advocate, access resources, and love in a whole new way. As a family, we have grown through so many experiences. My blog now serves as a way to give to my community so that others know they are…

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…