Summer Swim Safety

It’s summer time!  Time to cool off in the pool. When you have kids with or without special needs, we all have those worries about drowning.  There are always more concerns about children with autism that have a history or a tendency to wander.  There are strict rules about enclosing pools but kids are veryContinue reading “Summer Swim Safety”

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”

Enjoy the Journey

I’ve been working on a big project for Ruthfulness and I was reviewing my summer from 2015!  It was definitely a summer full of sun and fun.  It was also a summer that had some very memorable experiences to add to my journey.  Great decisions, good decisions and bad decisions all packaged up into oneContinue reading “Enjoy the Journey”

Summer Problems for Special Needs Children

SUMMER IS HERE! School ends this week, Thursday for those of us in Florida (Pinellas County).  Thursday is an early release day.  Why does the school district do this to us?!  Why are you even taking them?  8:30-11:30 that is not helping us working parents, now you have added more scheduling, after school transportation andContinue reading “Summer Problems for Special Needs Children”

PARC first to help

PARC was the first agency to help my son.  I tried to get help first from Early Steps. We went through the evaluation but my son did not score low enough to start receiving services.  When I sent my son to a private school, they suggested the PARC Family Focus Program.  The Family Focus ProgramContinue reading “PARC first to help”

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”