Summer Days are Right Around the Bend

My kids have 8 days of school left.  8 DAYS!  The school year has gone by quickly, but the month of May is like a fast-motion movie!  And they have so many fun events going on including concerts, field trips and rally events.  We have even had some slight sunburns from all the time in [...]

Autism Resources *Updated*

Rather than post a long series of links in a blog post, I decided to add a *NEW PAGE* to the site.  I have found some great resources already, but as I continue to do my own research and connect with more moms and dads, I want to be able to keep things simple for [...]

Autism & Sensory Overload

One of the issues parents find challenging to navigate with autism is sensory overload.  Because the Autism Spectrum affects how a person process information, and human beings are generally designed to experience life using the five senses - sensory overload can come like a semi barreling down a mountainside pass.  No brakes. On ice. Sensory [...]

Autism and Gender

It used to be that the general thought was that Autism was a boy-only disorder.  In fact, because of the primary symptoms, the disorder was originally thought to be related to schizophrenia.  Before that, people with mutism and stimming were often put into asylums because they could not relate to "normal" society and obviously had [...]

Autism: Accommodations, IEPs and Education

Some children participate in regular classrooms for all or part of their school day.  Obtaining an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or a Section 504 requires persistence and dedication, but school districts are required to provide a free education to students with disabilities, and in my opinion, are worth pursuing to ensure that a child with Autism [...]