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

Disney's Disability Access Card Review and Tips

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

School Lunches Special Needs Kids

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 […]

Brady and World Autism Day April 2nd 2013

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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 […]

4 Tips on Starting the IEP Process

4 Tips on Starting the IEP Process

  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 March 12 with the Denver Nuggets!

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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 […]

AutisMate App for iPad

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I’m always looking for the latest and greatest in the tech world for Autism. With AAC devices costing thousands of dollars, most families are switching to an iPad and some really decent apps for their non-verbal autistic kids. AutisMate is one of those apps, but is more than decent. AutisMate combines an AAC (Augmentative and […]

4 Gift Ideas for Special Needs Kids

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As seen on Colorado’s Best on Channel 2 here in Denver this morning! Yes, I was extremely nervous as this was only my 3rd news-style segment and dozenth time in front of the camera in general. Thankfully I had been to the studio before with Chris (@TheToyGuy) with Time to Play. Every time he’s in […]