Autism Truths – Getting an Independent Child

Autism Truths – Getting an Independent Child

When I first found out my son was autistic, I felt like I sheltered him. Even like I found excuses for him not to do something. I doubted myself and my son. I kept coming up with excuses for why I couldn’t communicate with him. Once my son started to interact and listen, I felt [...]

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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 [...]

The Autism Truths From a Parenting Perspective

The Autism Truths From a Parenting Perspective

People don’t understand what autism is and they think they can figure it out from Google. That is not the case. I don’t ever recommend looking things up on Google; I learned this the hard way. I tried to find the right tools and resources time after time but met dead ends. I tried to [...]

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 1: Preparing YOU for When Your Child Starts School)

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 1: Preparing YOU for When Your Child Starts School)

I have had the privilege, and I mean privilege in the most sincere way possible, of working with several children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism in this post) as a special educator, a consultant and classroom teacher in my career.  I say privilege, because these children taught me so much , especially about [...]

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 [...]

Break through for an Autism child

Break through for an Autism child

It seems that everyday we learn or do something new with Antonio’s autism. He is constantly changing. Kids go through changes autistic or not. The question is why and how to deal with them. Sometimes I wonder where he even comes up with these things that he does. However, it makes me happy when there [...]

A Step by Step Guide for Grocery Shopping With an Autism Kid.

A Step by Step Guide for Grocery Shopping With an Autism Kid.

Whether you are just a mom, or a mom of an autism kid, you know that everything matters. They are like sponges and take in everything. You know that the little things do matter and before your little one turned into a toddler you documented everything. Now is not different. Autism kids remember things and [...]

The Terrible Twos and Autism

The Terrible Twos and Autism

Lately, I have been wondering what is going on with my son, and not really in a negative way. He has autism, and we have known that for quite some time. But now he’s also two, so which is the reason for his current behavior? I frequently over analyze and over think, so when something [...]

The top 10 Resources for Autism Children

The top 10 Resources for Autism Children

When my son was diagnosed with autism I couldn't find much information or tools to help us. I am always constantly learning and finding new ideas. I am glad to share it with others who are in similar situations. Here are some great resources for you and your family to enjoy! A Treasure Chest of [...]

Autism Progress Weekly

Autism Progress Weekly

Each week, I like to share information about Antonio and his autism. This week I want to sort of take a step back and tell you about some of Antonio’s weekly accomplishments! Autism diagnosis not with standing, it’s always important to notice the small baby steps and victories you see each day. Antonio points now. This is a [...]