Parenting

Autism is My Son’s Superpower

By |2020-01-24T10:18:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Autism is difficult and stressful but it’s also indescribably special." Recently, my Mom asked "what does ASD mean?" It hit me that I never explained what it stands for. ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Someone can be mildly, moderately or severely autistic. In Kenden's case, he is severely autistic because [...]

All-Time Funny Moments With My Autistic Son

By |2020-01-17T10:26:22-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

All-Time Funny Moments with My Autistic Son Don’t let the title give you the wrong idea - autism is no joke. However, if you are a parent of an autistic child you probably find some humor in every day challenges. I know I do. I must admit I went through a phase of [...]

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays

By |2020-01-17T10:27:13-05:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays As a parent to a child with autism spectrum disorder you already know, there aren’t any ‘right’ answers. Some kids love the lights and sounds of the holiday season, and there are kids who cannot walk through a busy mall or sit on [...]

Autism Isn’t A Lifestyle Choice

By |2019-11-26T10:56:15-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |

Autism Isn't A Lifestyle Choice Autism diagnosis continues to increase year on year. With that comes more awareness and hopefully more acceptance. More and more adults are now seeking diagnosis and some even ‘self identify’ as autistic. Not a day goes by when there isn’t a press article, a blog, a meme or [...]

Our Autism Journey: William’s Story

By |2019-10-15T13:53:20-04:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

Our Autism Journey It took me one year to talk openly about my son's Autism diagnosis. I decided to share our story, unfiltered, on his birthday this year. I wanted to celebrate him and every piece of who he is. This is our story, through my lens. William was my first child. He [...]

Why Cruise Vacations Are Ideal For Kids With Autism

By |2019-07-15T15:07:44-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Kids, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Why Cruise Vacations Are Ideal For Kids With Autism For so many of us, vacations are essential. With the number of Americans embarking on family vacations set to top the charts this year at almost 100 million. Vacations offer a welcome break from the monotony of the day-to-day but when you have a [...]

Having “The (Autism) Talk” with My Son

By |2019-06-11T09:22:48-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Kids, Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Having the "autism talk" with my son. Recently, I had “The Talk” with Jaiden, and told him that he had Autism. I originally wanted to wait until he was a little older, but my gut told me that I needed to have the conversation with him before Autism Awareness Month of this year (which was [...]

The Many Gifts of a Daily Journal

By |2019-06-04T14:19:56-04:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Education, Parenting, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

How journaling has helped my son. Typical kids go to school and they share pieces of their lives with peers and teachers with ease. Classrooms and hallways are abuzz with news like: “We got a new puppy.” “My brother is home sick.” “I went to the aquarium this weekend. The otters are my [...]