The holidays can be difficult for kids with autism. Christmas is the season of sensory overload! And a trip to visit Santa Claus at the mall may seem like a holiday must for some parents. But for parents raising kids with autism it’s a holiday tradition many are most likely to skip. We avoided it MORE »
I can’t tell you how often people have said that my husband and I should have a date night. However, the folks saying it rarely offer to come over and babysit. Finding good childcare for any parent is difficult and costly. Babble blogger Yvonne Condes wrote an article on how childcare has impacted her relationship: MORE »
Holiday shopping for children with autism or any other special needs can be challenging, here are a few holiday gift items, suggestions and tips that can help.
When you have a child with autism or any other special need, something as simple as going to a movie can be a challenging. I'm sharing some tips that have worked for my son and talking about the benefits of attending a sensory-friendly film screening.
WIth Thanksgiving days away, I'm using simple and fun everyday activities to teach my son 7 year old son about the holiday.
I knew being a mom wouldn't be easy. But when my son was diagnosed with autism, I learned about a whole different kind of stress. And I've had many sleepless nights worrying about the future.
In the aftermath of a missing autistic teenager, New York City Senator Chuck Schumer proposes tracking devices for kids with autism who have a history of wandering while an autism mom petitions to bring Project Lifesaver to New York City.
The older my son gets, bringing him into the ladies room will raise eyebrows. Unlike parents of typical kids, I don't wonder when Norrin will be able to use public restrooms alone, I wonder if he'll be able to use them alone.
There was a time when I said that I would never put my son on medication. Now it's something I'm seriously considering and it's one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.
We make Election Day a teachable moment and I want Norrin to be a part of our voting process. We vote as a family because we want our son to understand that voting is his right and responsibility.
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