Tampa Bay Morning Blend Interview

I had such a great time meeting and talking with the hosts and staff at the Morning Blend. Huge thanks to the amazing publisher, Tara Richter for everything she has done to help me share my message of hope to others. Morning Blend Ruthfulness clip

Ruthfulness released on Amazon

My published story about how we navigated the early intervention system, suffered hardships, accepted autism and overcame so many struggles. We have become a family that stands for education, access and advocacy. I want you to know that you are not alone on your journey as a parent with a child on the spectrum. AmazonContinue reading “Ruthfulness released on Amazon”

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, emotionsContinue reading “Hug, Kiss and High-Five”

Collaboration with private therapy and public education

Children with autism in my school district are often placed in ASD units within a self contained classroom or on the other end they have their services taken from them sometimes their entire IEP and parents have to fight for a 504 plan.  There seems to be very little in between in the public school.Continue reading “Collaboration with private therapy and public education”

my 5 year old does laundry better than…

many adults! My 5 year old has ASD and has a great ability to do chores or activities that many can’t do at the same level.  He has an ability to observe an action or set of actions then repeat them.  He is able to create a system to complete the chore correctly and accuratelyContinue reading “my 5 year old does laundry better than…”

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

Happy Cry

  I had two stressful days….well, I’ve had a stressful four months. Today, when I opened my son’s folder from school there was a note from the teacher.  There is normally a note.  However, today was different.  “Max had a great day. He was able to express his needs/wants with us.”    And then I startContinue reading “Happy Cry”