How autism moms could change the world

Policy change for early intervention Why does early intervention have to be so challenging? Why does it have to include jumping through so many hoops? Why are parents left guessing, unsure, frustrated? Money- I think the real answer is money. Early intervention is so challenging because it costs money; money that insurance companies want nothing…

Leaving Inclusion

leaving an inclusion environment for a more supportive and knowledgeable learning environment. As parents with children on the spectrum or just parents of children with exceptionalities/differences we have always said that inclusion is best. For years, I pushed and pushed for the best inclusion setting I could get for my son. I believe with a…

Ruthfulness

Ruthfulness the book is available on Amazon. My journey with autism helped me learn how to educate, advocate, access resources, and love in a whole new way. As a family, we have grown through so many experiences. My blog now serves as a way to give to my community so that others know they are…

Going to Gardiner

I just found out that we are eligibile for the Gardiner Scholarship. This is something I have thought about but never been in the right place educationally to apply and follow through with changing from the McKay to the Gardiner. My primary reason for switching is money. Unfortunely for many people with children with special…

Need Money for School…Mckay Scholarship

Does your child have an IEP or 504 in the state of Florida? Florida was the first state to implement a scholarship like McKay.  McKay allows for parents of special needs children to use funds allocated to the public school for private school tuition.  (you can use McKay to transfer to another public school as…

need money for school?

Do you have a child that needs money for a specialized school? Many states have scholarships for children with special needs or families with low income.   I always thought my kids would all go to the same school and that that school would be our zoned public school.  My husband and I both attended public…

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 three…

A letter to Jace’s mom

Dear Jace’s mom (or dad), Hi, I’m Max’s mom, I wanted to write to you to introduce myself and thank you for your son’s friendship. I know that we don’t know each other and our paths don’t cross but for the first time in my son’s life he is talking about a friend at home.You…

Apply for scholarships

Its scholarship season! Are you looking at sending a preschool student to kindergarten next year or unhappy at your current school? Now is the time to apply for scholarships for next school year. The two largest scholarships for special needs students are McKay and Gardiner. Two income based scholarships are Florida Tax Credit scholarship through…

Scholarships for School

When deciding on a school for a typical child parents have a multitude of options.  Many parents use public schools but also use magnet and charter programs with in the public system.  Still traditional parents use private schools and home school options.  When trying to make decisions for my special needs child regarding school and…