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 … Continue reading Success with autism during Covid19 home school

Moms, does it get any easier?

Does it get any easier raising and fighting for a child that has special needs? From my veteran fighting moms....please tell me it does! In my recent experience this school year, shifting from public to private, I would say that it is not easier; it is different. Ways it changed: no more IEP meetings no … Continue reading Moms, does it get any easier?

Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals

We are half way through the school year. How is your child's progress toward their goals on their IEP?  Do you have recent feedback and progress reports about how your student is progressing for the year?  Have you had a conference recently? If you are happy with your child's progress; you should schedule an IEP … Continue reading Reviewing and Writing IEP Goals

The Frustration in Dealing with Autism

The frustration of being a parent to a child with autism is real.  It's a whole new level of frustration at so many things.  Let me count the things and people I'm frustrated with in just the last few days... the school for not communicating what's really happening regarding my son's behavior myself; for not … Continue reading The Frustration in Dealing with Autism

5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children

original blog post: How Schools Fail Special Needs Children In my original post regarding how the school system fails special needs children my primary focus was around communication.  Communication on multiple levels and capacities.  I have refined my list for five ways our public schools are failing special needs children. Thinking one size fits all … Continue reading 5 Ways Public Schools Fail Special Needs Children

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 very … Continue reading Summer Swim Safety

How to mentally prepare for an IEP meeting.

Having a child with special needs is a very emotional experience.  Having a child that is delayed or under performing at their age group is common and parents have to develop a plan for their child's success in life.  That brings in the school.  Schools are legally responsible for providing a free appropriate public education … Continue reading How to mentally prepare for an IEP meeting.

holy behavior plan, batman

Yesterday, I amended my son's IEP and behavior plan.  It was another 2 hour meeting.  My last meeting was 2.5 hours and was to determine eligibility (the longest IEP...) At our last meeting, the behavior plan was so terrible that we had to agree to meet again to change it. A draft copy of the … Continue reading holy behavior plan, batman

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 accurately … Continue reading my 5 year old does laundry better than…

breaking up with your child’s therapist…

is hard to do. I quit OT and speech therapy today! It is never easy to break up with your child's therapist.  I have sadly researched how to break up with therapists in the past.  I have broken up with therapists in the past as well as currently.  Various reasons can make you break up … Continue reading breaking up with your child’s therapist…