This Is Autism

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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Special Needs Parenting

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

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She wouldn’t look at me or answer when I called her. She drifted away from our family. Her communication was screaming, hitting, biting, throwing objects and grunting. I was told to put her in a group home at four years old. I was told that we lost her and we should move on with our … More 1 in 59

What Autism Taught Me

I usually start my autism success stories with, I never would have thought….. This past weekend isn’t any different after attending Reach the Beach Cheerleading Competition in Ocean City, Maryland. Sydney has never really been involved in an extra curricular activity. If we tried activities in the past she would go once and it would … More What Autism Taught Me