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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

It’s working!!!!

So, I am proud to say that “IT”S WORKING!!!” It’s been a long 4-5 months but the changes that have been put into place are working!  School, private speech, private OT, social skills class and home are all on the same page.  Every adult that assists Max has commented in the last 6 days howContinue reading “It’s working!!!!”