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 weContinue reading “5 things to never say…”

Announcement for The Real Deal of Parenting

I’m so excited to announce that I will be blogging for The Real Deal of Parenting. I have followed this blog and its author Regan Long for years. She has great articles and parenting perspectives. I love her writing with its honest truth and humor.  Follow the Real Deal of Parenting on Facebook and IGContinue reading “Announcement for The Real Deal of Parenting”

To My Son’s Teacher on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day I was about to write my son’s teacher a note for Valentine’s day and send it to her.  Then I realized that I have taken on a role in my life to be open about our journey so, I’ve decided to share what I have to say to my son’s teacher withContinue reading “To My Son’s Teacher on Valentine’s Day”

Tampa Bay Morning Blend Interview

I had such a great time meeting and talking with the hosts and staff at the Morning Blend. Huge thanks to the amazing publisher, Tara Richter for everything she has done to help me share my message of hope to others. Morning Blend Ruthfulness clip

My story is published!

Ruthfulness is published and ready for purchase on Amazon.  If you are local, let me know if you want a signed copy. For those that follow the blog and know our family, the story of what we went through on my son’s journey through early intervention is out in print for all to read.  I’veContinue reading “My story is published!”

Ruthfulness released on Amazon

My published story about how we navigated the early intervention system, suffered hardships, accepted autism and overcame so many struggles. We have become a family that stands for education, access and advocacy. I want you to know that you are not alone on your journey as a parent with a child on the spectrum. AmazonContinue reading “Ruthfulness released on Amazon”

With just a match strike

Your life or someone else’s life can flash forward in your mind. All the dreams, ambitions, joy and laughter gone within aglimpse. That’s the feeling… That’s how special needs parents feel everyday. How life can be taken from us with an accident or how we wait for aglimpse into our child’s future. All the questionsContinue reading “With just a match strike”

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.YouContinue reading “A letter to Jace’s mom”

McKay Matrix

Using the McKay scholarship is one of the best ways to access private education for children with special needs.  The McKay is a great option because it is based on a students IEP created by the school and is not reliant on a medical diagnosis.  As parents getting enough money from McKay is key toContinue reading “McKay Matrix”

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 celebrationContinue reading “Autism Awareness or Celebrate Autism?”