5 Ways to be the Best Advocate for Your Child

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When you have a special needs child, nobody knows them better than you, their parent. You see them every day, you know their struggles, how things affect them, and the best ways to comfort them and help them when they struggle. While they may have an aide or teacher that speaks well for them when […]

Autism and Stress

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Imagine this; Every day you get up at the same time and you start your routine. Things are going fine as you get dressed, pack your backpack, put on your shoes, and head downstairs to breakfast.  Then it happens. You see a shadow out of the corner of your eye and you can’t tell if […]

This is autism: Meet Mary-Grace

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Continuing with this month’s “This is autism” series, I have asked the pink haired momma, and one of my besties, Taylor who blogs with me at Because We’re Cheap to do a guest post for me about her daughter daughter, Mary-Grace, *Ahem* my daughter-in-law. (We’ve prearranged the marriage, the pig has been exchanged, it’s happening ) […]

Easter sensory activity– Shaving cream dye

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Dying Easter eggs can be a challenge for kids on the spectrum. Not only does the vinegar make things stink (and really, who likes that) But dipping and waiting can get a bit monotonous and boring after a while. Dying eggs this way is a fun Easter sensory activity that can be done using shaving […]

This is autism: Meet Hail

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April is autism awareness month, and as part of that, I am going to be featuring kids that live with autism every day. Many people, despite knowing what autism is, are still fearful of it and don’t seem to realize that a child with autism is going to grow into an adult and that they […]

The Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association

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Hail is a wanderer. I think I’ve told the story before about the most terrifying time that he made it outside of the house and I found him down the road in the neighborhood sniffing flowers in someone else’s yard. Because of this, I ordered the Big Red Safety Box from the National Autism Association […]

April is Autism Awareness Month– be prepared

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April is autism awareness month. The CDC just recently released a report that says, from what they can record autism now affects 1 in 68 children. Previously, it was believed that autism only affected 1 in 88. In all reality the number is likely higher but this is simply those that have tested within the […]

Toddler Tantrum Hell

As stated in my header, we live life on the spectrum and life is not always rainbows and crayons. One of the most horrific things I’ve found about autism is the meltdowns. They are often a huge trigger for me because of things from my own past, and I just really hate having people scream […]

Celebrate Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness by wearing purple

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  Today is Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness. To honor the day, people have been asked to wear purple. Epilepsy and seizures in general are a somewhat common disorder, however there has been a lot of mis-information or outdated information about them that has gotten thrown around that not many people know much about them. […]

The “A” card

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If you have an autistic child, you likely know exactly what this means. While I don’t pull out my son’s “A” card often, I have used it to our advantage at times. There are some situations where it seems more than warranted and justified to need such a thing. Here’s a for instance.   A […]