Hug, Kiss and High-Five

Affection and Autism Social/Emotional deficits are one of the three common domains that children on the spectrum or diagnosed with autism often struggle to understand.  Emotions can be difficult to read or display.  Some criticize people on the spectrum for their lack of personal and physical relationships.  Other family and friends worry about relationships, emotions … Continue reading Hug, Kiss and High-Five

Having High Expectations for your Special Needs Child

Over the last few weeks, our family has continued to try the "reality check" for our growth and our child's growth.  Personally, over the spring break week, I put in some time with my husband making plans, create ideas and making a list of goals to accomplish by September. Our family is making a commitment … Continue reading Having High Expectations for your Special Needs Child

When I noticed my son was different

At around the age of 2, I noticed my son  wasn’t doing the same things as my friends sons were doing.  He didn’t have the language, play skills or eye contact that the other children had.  He seemed to be in his own world, he  just wanted to watch and play with himself.  He was … Continue reading When I noticed my son was different

life as a mother to a son with autism

Dear life, I didn't see this one coming!  But, I laugh and smile.  You see life, you have a way of making things come full circle.  Back in the good `ole days, before kids and husbands; I would spend A LOT of time with some very cool women that are great friends.  They would have … Continue reading life as a mother to a son with autism