Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

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 helpers often during the months before Christmas, but never during his Christmas Eve … More Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

I Always Feel Like “That Mom,” Please Don’t Judge Me

You know me. I’m That Mom. The one you look at, wondering why she’s not doing a, b or c about her child’s behavior – silent judgement on your face. The mom who stands tall and fights back tears when you look at her disapprovingly. Or worse, when you look at her like you feel … More I Always Feel Like “That Mom,” Please Don’t Judge Me

I May Never Hear My Son with Autism’s Thoughts or Worries, But it Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Connect

I fell in love with my children long before they were born. I will never ever forget the moment I first held them skin to skin. There was a bond that I felt could never ever be broken. I felt they were a part of me from the moment I found out I was pregnant. … More I May Never Hear My Son with Autism’s Thoughts or Worries, But it Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Connect

My Son Was Diagnosed With ADHD in 10 Minutes By a Computer

My son was diagnosed with ADHD by a computer. That’s how they do it, apparently. We, his parents, each filled out a form. His teacher filled one out as well. The forms are fed through a computer (I don’t know) and the results are spat out. Scores over 70% are considered a clinical diagnosis. I think there … More My Son Was Diagnosed With ADHD in 10 Minutes By a Computer

How the Little Bus Helped Me Accept Special Needs

I’m the mother of four children, one of whom, Barrett, has autism.  The family schedule can be quite hectic.  My kids currently attend three different schools, which means three different buses.  Lucky for me, Barrett rides the little bus and it comes right to our driveway.  I’ve come to love the little bus – the … More How the Little Bus Helped Me Accept Special Needs