Cabin fever was definitely taking its toll on us. Every conversation was somehow escalating into an argument. Every interaction with Isaiah seemed more like a list of what he was doing wrong rather than what he was doing right. School work was a struggle, bedtime was a struggle, forget picking up his toys. I watched … More PANDAS or PANS Can Be Hiding in Plain Sight
Do you hear that? Come closer. That’s the sound of my heart breaking. My son has always loved the ocean. His eyes match the sea, changing from blue to green with the swell of the tide. My love for him is an ocean, an overwhelming force which is sometimes calm and steady, and other times full … More The Love of a Special Needs Mother is Like the Ocean. Eternal. Exhausting.
My boys rushed outside so fast that the slam of the garage door echoed through the house and reverberated in my ears. I smiled as the resulting silence settled in around me. Quiet, peaceful moments unaccompanied by digital-babysitter-guilt were rare and blissful. I stood at my sink scrubbing a pot, listening to their basketball bounce … More Kids Fight a Lot? This Simple Exercise is a Game Changer!
I’d like to take some time to dedicate a post purely to explore the way that autistic girls (and some boys) do not often melt down in public. This is a really common and typical thing for girls on the spectrum to do; along with copying or mimicking their peers to “save face” and get … More Do Girls with Autism Meltdown Less than Boys with Autism?
Are you tired of repeating yourself? Do you have to tell your kids the same thing 100 times a day? If so, we hope you’ll try these handy charts! Task analysis looks at all the necessary steps it takes to complete an activity. It breaks down the task into manageable chunks. Think of it like a … More Charts to Help with Daily Routines for Special Needs Kids