It will get harder before it gets easier…

Tips for parents who struggle with behaviors and children who have limited language skills. Follow up to our January 1st meltdown over not being able to do the wash (laundry) at his time with his routine.  Max messed up his entire room in protest of not being able to put the soap in the machine. … Continue reading It will get harder before it gets easier…

a day in the life of a 5 year old with autism, part 1

My son is 5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Behaviors have improved and advanced.  I have worked to document our first event of 2017 related to some of the ritual or obsessive behaviors that can be present on varying levels with people on the spectrum. The video is linked to my YouTube channel … Continue reading a day in the life of a 5 year old with autism, part 1

do you have dreams about what will happen to your special needs child when you…?

...when you are no longer able to care for them?   I have!  I haven't had one in a while but I have had the same dream over and over. I dream about being alone. (LOL)  I dream about being alone as an old lady.  I live in a little house in a downtown area … Continue reading do you have dreams about what will happen to your special needs child when you…?

Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

A lot has been weighing on my mind lately.   Today, on my out for work Max was going into his compulsive breakfast behavior.  There are a few behaviors that occur regularly that have become obsessive.  As most parents and especially parents of children on the spectrum, small simple things can take hours to get … Continue reading Q: Why were you late today? A: um…sugar

So you think your child may have autism?

Most parents notice signs or differences in their child around age 2.  The timeline to noticing differences or having concerns about your child's development and getting a diagnosis can  take up to 3 years. So, parents have years of trying to find therapists, work with schools and determine what works for their child. It can … Continue reading So you think your child may have autism?

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