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. Amazon … Continue reading Ruthfulness released on Amazon
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?
The topic of marriage is always a discussion that leads to statistic rates and normally includes a discussion of divorce. I have written about divorce, autism and denial before and understand the reality that divorce is far too common among couples who have a child with autism or special needs child. I recently read in … Continue reading Marriage and Autism
Well, I am so very excited that September is on it's last day! I rarely write on Ruthfulness about topics that don't relate directly to education, access and advocating for autism and early intervention. But, we are one year in! Happy Anniversary to Ruthfulness. It has been a year since I started publicly sharing my … Continue reading Stressful September
Sea World (Orlando) has been awesome for our family! Sea World gives out teacher passes to all state educators and we take advantage of going at least once a year. The other great deal is that from year to year Busch Gardens and Sea World offer a preschool pass, the pass gives children five and … Continue reading A Sensory Friendly Guide to Sea World
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 it … Continue reading Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services
The grass is greener on the other side... the perspective and belief that what others have is better than your situation. How often you have these thoughts? Confession. I do have these thoughts in relation to my life. It most certainly always relates to my special needs child and our family. I don't … Continue reading The Greener Grass