Having a child wander off is scary for any parent or caregiver, adding in the complexities of a child with autism makes it even harder. Will the child be able to communicate to someone to let them know they are lost, or where their home is? Will they be startled by a new sound or […]
There are many ways you can support Autism Awareness, even beyond the month of April. I’ve put together a few outfits to show different ways you can support Autism and still look fashionable doing so! All items are from CafePress where they love to shine a light on Autism. (This post contains affiliate links. All proceeds […]
There has been a lot of conversation over the new Disability Access Service Card (or DAS) at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I wrote about the changes here - Guest Assistance Card at Disney is Undergoing Changes. What This Means for you. I’ve followed various blogs like Autism at the Parks to see just what the […]
As a mom to a picky eater with food allergies and special needs kiddo, lunchtime at school can be scary for everyone. Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Colorado based speech-language pathologist that has some great tips on how to prep your kids for lunchtime once they head back to school. The time to start prepping is […]
Using the tried and true glue/borax/water recipe, we had mad the perfect therapy slime! We could bury small objects in it, Chewy would use his fine motor skills to take them out. The slime was cold and a strange texture, so his sensory issues could be addressed at the same time, not to mention, this slime has no mess! It comes off clean nearly everything it touches (not carpet and some knit clothing, so still be careful around those!).
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In the world of tech there seems to be a new device coming out monthly. There are gadgets and apps galore and it can seem overwhelming to just about anyone. Now imagine being on the autism spectrum and that overwhelming feeling just got amplified. Finding the right tech device for a child on the spectrum […]
Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Colorado Children’s Campaign are hosting the second annual Speak Up for Kids’ Health event on Tuesday, April 23. Last year’s event hosted 70 families and child advocates from around Colorado to, in most cases,meet with legislators to share their personal passion for improving access to health care for kids in our state. This […]
Yesterday, I was tweeting away when a few thoughts came to mind in regards to tips for autism. I was tweeting here and there and eventually had 10 tips that I feel really help a family of an autistic child. Here they are, in no particular order. Mabel’s Labels. They have these amazing allergy labels […]
Our journey with Autism has been a long one. Brady turns 5 on Thursday. He was first diagnosed on the spectrum at age 2. Before that, we had struggles with other conditions, hypotonia, motor coordination disorder and many more. We are thankful for the Autism community and all they have done for support, research and […]
Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are intended to help children reach educational goals, including success in reading, more easily – but they’re often a mystery to parents. A recent study found that schools nationwide could do more to explain the IEP process to families with less […]
NSCD Ability Clinics Free interactive camps feature sport drills adapted to individuals, ages 6 – 18, who have any type of disability. Denver Nuggets Basketball Date: March 12 Time: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Gold Crown Field House NSCD to Host a FREE Denver Nuggets Ability Clinic, Sponsored by Sports Authority, for Children & Adults […]