I know God only gives you what you can handle. Or at least that’s what I’m told every time I mention Sydney’s autism. I almost forgot He only gives special needs children to special parents, right? Well guess what? I’m not that special. I don’t have the inside scoop on how to parent a child … More I’m Really Not That Special Karen
“Sydney doesn’t have that kind of autism like my nephew.” What kind of autism is this?” “Well, we’re originally from Detroit, Michigan and ain’t no party like a Detroit party because a Detroit party don’t stop.” Yes, someone actually made that comment to me and yes that’s how I responded because advocating and spreading awareness … More Look At This Autism
Sydney told me she needed a cellphone yesterday. I think she saw all of the other cheerleaders with their phones and she wanted one too. I told her we could talk about it at our next family meeting. Walking into the high school yesterday for her competition she reminded me of Steph Curry walking into … More When Dreams Come True
I admit I wished we lived on an autism island. We would be surrounded by autism friendly everything. We would have other autism families that get it, and schools that provide programs, therapy all under one roof. We would have accessible playgrounds, changing tables in public restrooms and a hospital with all of the specialists … More Our Autism Island
I was completing forms for Sydney and was asked to list her friends. Immediately I wrote down Harrison, he counts right? Then I asked Syd who were her friends and she named kids from the school and the football team🤔. Then I remembered that some of the football players are peer mentors in her class. … More The Awkward Moment When Sydney Wasn’t Included
I’m trying to figure out why she doesn’t like her clothes on hangers. In the center of her room is a pile of clothes that resembles a mountain and it’s driving me crazy. This is not a straight line of clothes placed strategically in her room. This is pile of her things that make her … More Autism Is That You?
I wrote this blog two years ago. Keep in mind that I am not writing about any events that happened to me returning to work this week. Two years ago I wrote in my journal. I listed the comments that I heard about how parents truly felt about inclusion and co-teaching. I didn’t list them … More Inclusion Is Great, But Don’t Put My Child in That Class