Siblings of children with special needs are often placed in a difficult position, but as parents, we can turn this around with a few simple acts of love each day.
Four years ago, I sat on the floor of a pediatric neurologist’s office holding my son in my lap while he confirmed what I already knew in my heart was true – my son has autism.
Holiday gatherings can sometimes bring negative opinions, but you can overcome this to make your holidays merry and bright!
Entering an inclusion classroom can feel stressful. You may be wondering how to communicate with your child’s peers and their parents about your child’s needs. Here are five (or six) actionable steps you can take to communicate effectively with your child’s class.
If your child has food allergies, chances are you’ve been asked, “Can he try just a little bit of it?” or “Are you sure it’s an allergy? I’ve never heard of someone being allergic to carrots before.” and “How severe is the nut allergy? Pecan Pie is nana’s favorite. Can you just watch him so […]
When our new Floortime therapist walked through the front door, I told my son, “This is our new friend, Nikki. Can you say hi to Nikki?” “Hi Nikki,” he said. “You are tall and can never be small.” Nikki and I both looked at each other and laughed because, while it was not a “socially […]
One day my son was playing with a toy train while we were checking out at a local store. He was fascinated by the mechanics of it and I could see the wheels turning in his brain. When it was time to leave, I gently took the train from him to return it to the […]
Finding a babysitter for your child with special needs can be nerve-racking. I know, I’ve been there! I also know how empowering it can be for you and your child to be able to spend time on your own and bring someone into your home that you trust. Over the past three years I have […]