National Autism Resources Holiday Gift Guide #AutismResources #GiftIdeas

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I’m always looking for new products for Brady and ideas to give family members for holidays and birthdays. So many products that are geared towards typical kids are great for autistic kids as well. I’ve written multiple gift guides showcasing various products, toys and even apps over the years. This year, the National Autism Resource […]

The New #LeapTV is Great for Special Needs Kids!

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We are huge LeapFrog fans in this house. I love the educational qualities, but also love how easy they are for Brady to use. With his autism and other disabilities, video games are usually challenging. He struggles with hand eye coordination and understanding the concept of a lot of the games out there. He also […]

LeapBand by LeapFrog is Great for Kids with Special Needs

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After getting to interview Mia Hamm about getting kids active and learn about the LeapFrog LeapBand, I thought I would post my own review of the product. (Don’t forget we have a giveaway going as well!!!) When LeapFrog sent me the LeapBand, I was a little nervous as to how Brady would receive it. He […]

LeapFrog LeapBand Giveaway & Exclusive Interview w/Mia Hamm #FitMadeFun

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I recently got a chance to interview soccer and Olympic legend, Mia Hamm while she was working on the LeapFrog LeapBand campaign to get kids outdoors and active. I asked her questions about her work with special needs kids specifically (‘natch). I was so touched she took the time to answer my questions so thoughtfully! […]

My Boys… Throwback Thursday #autism

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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 […]

Special Needs Resource Guide for Parents Coming Soon!

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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 […]

5 Remarkable Women with Autism

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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 […]

Local Business Spotlight: Everyday Yogis with Jammie Speyer

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Yoga is one of my very favorite activities. It has so many benefits to the mind and body, and it is a great compliment to any fitness routine. But you don’t have to be a gym rat to enjoy it, in fact you don’t even have to be in great shape! Jammie Speyer of Everyday […]

A Year in #Autism

A Year in Autism

A Year in Autism I’ve dusted off my neglected blog. Bought the domain two years ago with the idea to post every day, to show people what it is like raising a child on the spectrum.  But then life happens, work happens and things get ignored.  Well, since this is a new year and I’ve […]

Disneyland: The Disability Access Card with a Child with Autism

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We just got back from the happiest place on earth! The stars magically aligned and I was able to take my youngest, Brady – age 5, to Disneyland for a one-on-one trip with just him and I. Sure, my older boys were a bit green with envy, but considering we’ve been to Walt Disney World […]

What Disney Has Taught Me About Autism

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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 […]

Guest Assistance Card at Disney is Undergoing Changes. What This Means for You.

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We LOVE Disney. LOVE it. Walt Disney World is hands down my boys favorite place to go on vacation. In fact, they were just asking the other day when we are planning our next trip! I’ve written in the past about Navigating Disney with a Special Needs Child and now some of that info is changing. […]

Taking the Fear Out of School Lunches for Special Needs Kids

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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 […]

Speak Up for Kids’ Health Colorado April 23

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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 […]