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”

Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child

As we prepare for back to school in August.  We need to start thinking about how we want this school year to go in comparison to the previous or the multiple years prior.  Each year, whether in public or private school, students have a new teacher and often an entire new team of teachers.   TheContinue reading “Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child”

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”

Ultimate Guide to Advocating

At my last IEP meeting I received a compliment from the compliance specialist in the district.   She has been in every IEP meeting this school year!  We had four meetings this year and she told me,   “I just want to thank you for being so thorough, detail oriented and prepared for each andContinue reading “Ultimate Guide to Advocating”

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 commitmentContinue reading “Having High Expectations for your Special Needs Child”

holy behavior plan, batman

Yesterday, I amended my son’s IEP and behavior plan.  It was another 2 hour meeting.  My last meeting was 2.5 hours and was to determine eligibility (the longest IEP…) At our last meeting, the behavior plan was so terrible that we had to agree to meet again to change it. A draft copy of theContinue reading “holy behavior plan, batman”

Fatigue Fog

Is that a real thing?   Like I’m so fatigued mentally that it’s unclear what I’m doing, supposed to be doing, and who I’m doing it for.  Brain fog is when you just forget things; mom brain is after having kids, dementia is for old people.  What do we call it when you are working,Continue reading “Fatigue Fog”