Success with autism during Covid19 home school

While most parents struggle with work and home school, my son with autism has excelled. Here’s how… We are all in very unprecedented times during the pandemic of corona virus how we adapt and cope can make huge differences for children. I have been working from home since March as a teacher and my threeContinue reading “Success with autism during Covid19 home school”

Did you move your elf on the shelf?

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?”

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all those mom’s who advocate for their children! Keep going, keep fighting and be proud of the mom you have become.  We need you and your family needs you to keep working for a better life for your child and all the children and families that will come after you.  TheContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”

Teacher Truth, Mom Truth

There is a saying in education.  OH, are you one of those public school teachers that puts their kid in private school?! Truth is…. Absolutely, I would and I did.  I am a public school teacher that will put her children in any school or program that meets their needs. Yes, I have placed my sonContinue reading “Teacher Truth, Mom Truth”

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”

Marriage and Autism

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 inContinue reading “Marriage and Autism”

A Letter to Myself

Dear Ruth, It’s been a real tough journey over the last year and three years.  You have hung in there well but you cannot keep this pace.  Ruth, you are so strong and Max is so lucky to have you fight for him.  At times, I didn’t know if you or I would make it;Continue reading “A Letter to Myself”

Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services

  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 itContinue reading “Getting Approval… Medical Grant for Autism Services”

The Greener Grass

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’tContinue reading “The Greener Grass”

Sensory Friendly Movies

Saturday, I took the kids to see their first movie! We went to a sensory friendly movie at a Cobb Luxury Theater.  It was full of experience for sure.  I called to confirm about the sensory friendly environment after finding out from my ABA therapist.  It was advertised to have lower volume, more light andContinue reading “Sensory Friendly Movies”