Before Brady was born, I knew he’d be special. He had to be with all of the craziness that surrounded my pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum, Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), back spasms, nerve issues in my arms and sciatica, contractions from 15 weeks on, preterm labor starting at 6 months and going until he was finally born at […]
I’ve had such a long journey, even though Brady is only 6 years old. It’s been a lot of doctor appointments, googling, advocacy classes and parent groups. Lots of facebook questions, meetings with local resources, magazine reading and books orders. Lots of tears, smiles and triumphant dances in my office when I finally get through […]
Thankfully, my only dealings with asthma so far have been my own asthma attacks in high school. This is an amazing guest post by writer Kristi Burton Brown, J.D. Kristi Burton Brown is a stay-at-home mom of two and a pro-life attorney. She is an assistant editor for Live Action News & Opinion and writes her […]
Autism may now affect 1 in 68*, but that number is drastically lower when comparing autistic boys and girls. Often studies and articles cite a ratio of 4:1, meaning for every 4 autistic boys, there is 1 autistic girl. The characteristics can differ greatly as well. The Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) recently published an […]
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 […]