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Dear Teacher, My Son Has Autism. Here’s What You Need to Know

By | 2017-10-03T12:10:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Education, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

An Open Letter to the Farm Owner Who Didn’t Judge My Family

By | 2017-07-12T10:04:41+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

An Open Letter .. Dear Farm Owner, You likely don’t remember us, you probably see hundreds of families come in and out of your apple orchard throughout the day.  But I remember you.  You were a lovely woman, you had short brown hair and you were wearing a maroon jacket. We recently visited your farm with our [...]

Autism and the Haircut Dilemma

By | 2017-01-05T15:48:14+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Kids|Tags: , , , , , |

Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for children with autism and many parents of children with an ASD are all too familiar with the challenges of taking their child to get a haircut.  These challenges can range from sensory issues or anxiety about what will happen during the haircut.  I think the latter applies to [...]