Tips for Successful outings... Coordinating family activities can be a challenging task for any parent. But when one or more of your children have autism or a developmental disability, a simple walk to the park can become overwhelming, or could even prevent families from enjoying much-needed quality time together. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director [...]
The holiday season is a joyful time of year for most people. However, this can be a very challenging and hectic time for us as parents.
If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, planning for the future is crucial. Here are some tips and strategies to plan for your child's future.
Mind your own business... Why do I feel as though I constantly have to defend my life choices to others? Four years ago, shortly after my son’s autism diagnosis, my husband and I made a difficult decision, we wouldn’t have a second child. I come from a large family, I’m the eldest of [...]
Dear Miss N, By now school is in full swing. You’ve learned your student’s names and faces, you’re getting to know each of their likes and dislikes, and you’re still acquainting yourself with every child’s strengths and weaknesses, it takes time. Having said all of that, I’m fully aware that each of your students [...]
Accepting the Journey... For a little while now, the operator of Autism Journey has asked me to write a blog for the site — a father’s perspective. I started a few times, but it never seemed right and didn’t finish. I’m glad I waited until now, because I’ve learned the most important thing: [...]