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 to … Continue reading Growing Up Fast
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 available … Continue reading Special Thanks
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. Please … Continue reading HOPE
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 IEP … Continue reading Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals
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!
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 enjoy … Continue reading Sensory Friendly Review of the Georgia Aquarium
The frustration of being a parent to a child with autism is real. It's a whole new level of frustration at so many things. Let me count the things and people I'm frustrated with in just the last few days... the school for not communicating what's really happening regarding my son's behavior myself; for not … Continue reading The Frustration in Dealing with Autism