It will get harder before it gets easier…

Tips for parents who struggle with behaviors and children who have limited language skills. Follow up to our January 1st meltdown over not being able to do the wash (laundry) at his time with his routine.  Max messed up his entire room in protest of not being able to put the soap in the machine. … Continue reading It will get harder before it gets easier…

I read a book! I need cliff notes for next time…

So, I read my first book dealing with autism from cover to cover!  I'm not going to lie, about 1/3rd of the way through when it started getting all technical I started to think...where are the cliff notes on this book?! So, this book is very helpful in the understanding of the type of applied … Continue reading I read a book! I need cliff notes for next time…

a day in the life of a 5 year old with autism, part 1

My son is 5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Behaviors have improved and advanced.  I have worked to document our first event of 2017 related to some of the ritual or obsessive behaviors that can be present on varying levels with people on the spectrum. The video is linked to my YouTube channel … Continue reading a day in the life of a 5 year old with autism, part 1

does the teacher complain about ..?

Does the teacher complain about your special needs child's behavior? Stories and advice on what to do when problems arise at school. We have had our share of terrible stories about school and sadly everyone has a story or knows someone with a story.  My son was pretty much non-verbal in preschool.  This seemed to … Continue reading does the teacher complain about ..?

Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

A lot has been weighing on my mind lately.   Today, on my out for work Max was going into his compulsive breakfast behavior.  There are a few behaviors that occur regularly that have become obsessive.  As most parents and especially parents of children on the spectrum, small simple things can take hours to get … Continue reading Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

So you think your child may have autism?

Most parents notice signs or differences in their child around age 2.  The timeline to noticing differences or having concerns about your child's development and getting a diagnosis can  take up to 3 years. So, parents have years of trying to find therapists, work with schools and determine what works for their child. It can … Continue reading So you think your child may have autism?