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

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”

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?”

You’re not alone

My message to you for 2019. As 2019 brings several huge events and major achievements, I want to focus on what I want others to know and learn from Ruthfulness this year.  This year, my story and journey of early intervention and autism will be published.  I’ve had to reread and relive the pain ofContinue reading “You’re not alone”

Growing Up Fast

I’ve been pretty quiet this summer because I’m been much more reflective of the level of growth from my son.  Although, we have our moments of struggle where we really see autism; we have seen so much growth.   I’ve had moments in the past when I thought that my son may not every talk toContinue reading “Growing Up Fast”

Special Thanks

  April is National Autism Awareness month and is most often jammed with events and fundraisers.  I went to several great events this month and wish I could have made it too more.  I also wish that we had months of autism awareness.  I wish the opportunities presented to my family in April were availableContinue reading “Special Thanks”

HOPE

  Dear Parents with Children with Autism, I am writing you to reassure all parents out there that anything is possible for our children. It will be easy for doubt and uncertainty to run and rule your thoughts but stay strong.  Parents must keep fighting for their child(ren) and for the proper care necessary.  PleaseContinue reading “HOPE”

Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals

We are half way through the school year. How is your child’s progress toward their goals on their IEP?  Do you have recent feedback and progress reports about how your student is progressing for the year?  Have you had a conference recently? If you are happy with your child’s progress; you should schedule an IEPContinue reading “Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals”

Sensitive Santa for the win!

We had a great experience at Sensitive Santa at Westshore Mall last weekend.  We’ve not always had the best experience and outcome with visiting Santa but were very happy with this years opportunity.  Last year we tried three different times all paid opportunities to get a family picture and picture with Santa.  All three times,Continue reading “Sensitive Santa for the win!”

Sensory Friendly Review of the Georgia Aquarium

We traveled and visited family in Georgia for Thanksgiving.  We heard how amazing the Aquarium was and wanted to take our kids.  I just thought about how much my daughter would love the sharks and whales.  I didn’t think, stress or worry about my son with autism and how he may or may not enjoyContinue reading “Sensory Friendly Review of the Georgia Aquarium”