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!”

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”

Did you move your elf on the shelf?

only a few more nights! for me….   I never moved the elf in the house!  I never had an elf in the house! Why I don’t elf on the shelf….  I have enough commitments–  this time of year is one of my favorites because of how it is traditionally centered around family and kids. Continue reading “Did you move your elf on the shelf?”

It’s time for VPK!

In the beginning of the year, we apply for the August start of the new school year.  We are planning eight months out!  So, as a mom of two this is actually my first time going through this process because my oldest had an IEP.  Because we were already in the preschool system with anContinue reading “It’s time for VPK!”

A Letter to Myself

Dear Ruth, It’s been a real tough journey over the last year and three years.  You have hung in there well but you cannot keep this pace.  Ruth, you are so strong and Max is so lucky to have you fight for him.  At times, I didn’t know if you or I would make it;Continue reading “A Letter to Myself”

Sensory Friendly Guide to Hurricanes

A little humor to go along with the stress and mess of Hurricane Irma! By the fifth and sixth of September, most Floridians were in serious Hurricane supply and stock up mode.  It went from a calm and fun Labor Day weekend to a straight havoc and mayhem!  Monday, no work and holiday.  Tuesday, everyoneContinue reading “Sensory Friendly Guide to Hurricanes”

Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services

  I wanted to come back to this post about our Medical Grant from United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.  I started the grant search process almost a year ago.  We applied and were approved in September of 2016 and had a year to spend the $2,000. We didn’t need long to spend the money but itContinue reading “Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services”

The Investment in Autism Treatment

I have read articles from other autism parents that describe the cost of care for their child.  Some parents even joke that their child with autism is their million dollar child.  That got me thinking about my own finances and my own child.  I have for years maxed out our health insurance on doctors appointmentsContinue reading “The Investment in Autism Treatment”

Medicaid and CMS…you want to read this!

is it income based?!  I think I figured it out!!! Our family had a big win last month with notification that our son with autism was eligible for Florida’s Children’s Medical Services (CMS).  My mouth fell open, I jumped up and cheered.  It felt like hitting the lottery!  For years, our family has scrambled toContinue reading “Medicaid and CMS…you want to read this!”

do you have dreams about what will happen to your special needs child when you…?

…when you are no longer able to care for them?   I have!  I haven’t had one in a while but I have had the same dream over and over. I dream about being alone. (LOL)  I dream about being alone as an old lady.  I live in a little house in a downtown areaContinue reading “do you have dreams about what will happen to your special needs child when you…?”