I wonder if me sharing our autism journey made a difference. Is someone now aware of the signs of autism? Does someone understand the need for sensory friendly events? Will someone smile at a parent trying to comfort their child during a meltdown? Will you embrace the child with a disability that is in your … More Have I Taught You Anything?
I may have played the race card once or twice. It wasn’t what you think. I didn’t use my blackness to get admitted into school, ask for special treatment or to scream racism. It was when I was with friends and they wanted to rent a plane for skydiving and I had to remind them … More Playing The Autism Card
They say weeping maybe endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. This was autism in our home last night. We had an amazing week, and a busy week. We did more this week than we have done in six months. I should have known I pushed her to her limits, but she … More This Is Autism
Special needs parents I see you! I see the pain in your eyes because I’ve been there and some days I’m still where you are now. Here are some things that I don’t want you to do. Don’t apologize for your child’s disability. Don’t feel sorry for your child. Don’t push people away. Don’t hide … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Needs Parenting
I’ve canceled the appointment to discuss my estate planning three times. All three times I had valid reasons like I was tired, I didn’t have a sitter and I didn’t want to go. Last week I was reminded of how tomorrow isn’t promised and I need to make a plan and be prepared. I know … More The Future’s So Bright
For so long we waited for that smile to come back and the light in your eyes to twinkle again. For a brief time we lost you and during that time you never smiled. You communicated by screaming, and other aggressive behaviors. I probably wouldn’t smile either if I couldn’t process language and communicate. Or … More Whenever I See You Smile
No, Sydney doesn’t look autistic and you don’t look crazy, yet here we are. If I had a dollar for every time I heard that line, I might be able to be a stay at home mom. Sydney doesn’t look autistic and autism doesn’t have a look. Now autism parents, we have a look let … More She Doesn’t Look Autistic