Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

Written by: Vickie C – Mom to an adult child with autism https://TakingStep.com As parents, we all come to the crossroad of whether our children believe in Santa sooner or later. It’s a sad milestone. It begins to be difficult for them to understand and believe in something they can’t see. Sure, we see Santa and his … More Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

A Diagnosis Doesn’t Change Who Your Child Is

I’m feeling a bit weird right now. (At this disclosure, I can almost hear my friends laughing and saying “No news there, then!” – thanks guys…I KNOW that’s why you love me *blows kisses*) So, I’ve ditched what I was writing, because I feel the need to get these feelings and thoughts out. Please bear … More A Diagnosis Doesn’t Change Who Your Child Is

7 Things to Know about My Kid While we Eat or Don’t Eat Turkey

Here in the US, Thursday is Thanksgiving. A time of gathering, heads bowed in thankfulness, crisp fall leaves, warm pie, and total freak-out-mode for many parents who have kids with special needs. Why the freak-out mode? Because too often, our friends and family members don’t understand our children. While acknowledging that they try, and that … More 7 Things to Know about My Kid While we Eat or Don’t Eat Turkey