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…

How to collaborate with your child’s school using the ACT Matrix.

Join us as we explore the ACT Matrix and how you can use it to increase psychological flexibility as you collaborate with your child’s school team. Crowdcast– link Watch our last crowdcast to learn tips on how to advocate for your child at your next school meeting using my new PULL tips. Think of all…

Success with autism during Covid19 home school

While most parents struggle with work and home school, my son with autism has excelled. Here’s how… We are all in very unprecedented times during the pandemic of corona virus how we adapt and cope can make huge differences for children. I have been working from home since March as a teacher and my three…

5 things to never say…

to a parent with a child who has autism   As a parent of a child who has autism, let me give everyone a few tips on what not to say.  As parents, we live in a unique world surrounded by really amazing people and our child.  The way we live and the choices we…

A letter to Jace’s mom

Dear Jace’s mom (or dad), Hi, I’m Max’s mom, I wanted to write to you to introduce myself and thank you for your son’s friendship. I know that we don’t know each other and our paths don’t cross but for the first time in my son’s life he is talking about a friend at home.You…

Autism Awareness or Celebrate Autism?

April 2nd is autism awareness day all over the world. Just this week I read an amazing article written in 2017 and published on Huffpost about how we should bring awareness by honoring our own spectrum children instead of celebrating just the success cases. huffpost: Let’s start honoring people with autism by stopping the celebration…

Summer Swim Safety

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. …

Summer Camps

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…

IEP, PBIB, ABA, OT, SLP… What does all this mean?

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…