My Story: A Single Mom While Raising An Autistic Child

My Story: A Single Mom While Raising An Autistic Child

I never thought divorce was in my future. I never did. Here I am now. However, I realize I have been taking care of my son now for quite some time, so it doesn’t feel any different. The only aspect out of the ordinary is that we aren’t living together, and I don’t have the [...]

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Tips to Help Your Autistic Child Survive the Holidays

Tips to Help Your Autistic Child Survive the Holidays

Parties are always a hard time for an autistic child. I know my son gets overwhelmed for festivities or in large groups. He will start to stim and be “in his world.” Plus, he will not interact with anyone, and people wonder what is wrong with him or why he doesn't say “hi” to them. [...]

Autism: Positive Parenting Makes the Difference

Autism: Positive Parenting Makes the Difference

Life has a tendency to throw a lot at us. We all are going through some obstacle at one point or another and manage to pull it all together. I see this more and more everyday. When my son was diagnosed with autism, I felt lost and sorry for us. I wanted people to feel [...]

How Sign Language Has Helped Us

How Sign Language Has Helped Us

Since my son has been diagnosed with autism, it has been hard to get through to him. He is nonverbal and has been for most of his life. We have tried everything but end up getting frustrated. Since he joined ABA, we know now that sign language can work; we just have to keep working [...]

Birthday Gifts For Three Year Old Toddlers

Birthday Gifts For Three Year Old Toddlers

My son is turning THREE soon, y'all THREE!!!! I can not believe it, but it has been such a fun time going through the past two years. I can't wait to see what the next year holds for us! I put together a list of items that are educational and fun for him to have [...]

The Top 5 Items For An Autism Preschooler

The Top 5 Items For An Autism Preschooler

We have been prepping for pre-school behind the scenes. The truth is, I am a nervous anxious mama. Like all mom's I am sure. However, I just don't think my son is ready, so I decided to do some research and find somethings that can help Antonio get ready for preschool. These items help with [...]

Help Your Nonverbal Child Communicate with PECS

Help Your Nonverbal Child Communicate with PECS

The truth is when you have a kid who isn't talking, you are beyond frustrated. You see kids his age talking and you just wish you were up to that level. But then you take a step back from this make believe world, and realize all you have is non-verbal communication. Through strategies and time, [...]

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

Keeping the points from my previous post in mind, here are some things you can do to make your school experience with your child with Autism the best possible journey. Educate yourself.  Before you go into your first meeting with your school, learn about your school district/division, state/province policies, procedures and beliefs around high needs [...]

My kid isn’t Attached To Me; It’s The Other Way Around

My kid isn’t Attached To Me; It’s The Other Way Around

The problem is that with an autism toddler, I can’t let him do what he wants because he doesn’t understand. I don’t expect people to feel bad for us or treat us any differently. But I know it appears that my son is attached to me because I am watching his every move. When he [...]

How ABA Has Helped My Autism Child

How ABA Has Helped My Autism Child

With Antonio going to ABA full time now, I find myself seeing some prgression and regression at the same time. I can’t beat myself up about it and I can’t study why or how because it is only natural and will happen. I have to be patient and let things just happen. All of these [...]