A mother's love November 17, 2006 at 4:51 AM, my world was forever changed. I was a 20-year-old new mom, looking down at my daughter swaddled in hospital blankets. I had never felt more proud to have brought this tiny treasure into the world and I knew I would go to the ends of the … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day: I Love Someone with Autism
Listen, IEP fever can strike at any time. There's no vaccine to prep like the flu season. And, if you're experience these symptoms: aches and pains racing heart "On the edge feeling" sweaty palms easily irritated Then you know you've got IEP fever. I used to suffer from IEP fever when it came to my … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask at Your IEP Meeting
Lately in school my daughter has been super hard on herself and oddly giving up on tasks that may seem too difficult. I'm not sure if it is because 6th grade is a whole new adventure to master from 7 different period changes including a social skills elective, to her friends and activities...maybe she's just … Continue reading Fitness and Perseverance
ABC’s new hit series ‘The Good Doctor’ certainly left an impact on me as an autism mom. Here is my review on the show.
First, I want to say--this post is not about bashing doctors or their practice of medicine but more of an encouragement of what the decision making process a parent or guardian holds. I want to tell you a story... I received Nevaeh's diagnosis of autism when she was 4-years-old. There was no comfort, but only … Continue reading Doctors Don’t have the Final Say in Autism
I can say with full certainty that many of the really, really stupid things I have heard came from a person that just simply did not understand autism or a mom's unending sacrifice to the cause.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a wide range of a term where children, youth and young adults can fall anywhere from the severe end of the spectrum to the mild end of the spectrum.