When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

Keeping the points from my previous post in mind, here are some things you can do to make your school experience with your child with Autism the best possible journey. Educate yourself.  Before you go into your first meeting with your school, learn about your school district/division, state/province policies, procedures and beliefs around high needs [...]

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 1: Preparing YOU for When Your Child Starts School)

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 1: Preparing YOU for When Your Child Starts School)

I have had the privilege, and I mean privilege in the most sincere way possible, of working with several children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism in this post) as a special educator, a consultant and classroom teacher in my career.  I say privilege, because these children taught me so much , especially about [...]

Break through for an Autism child

Break through for an Autism child

It seems that everyday we learn or do something new with Antonio’s autism. He is constantly changing. Kids go through changes autistic or not. The question is why and how to deal with them. Sometimes I wonder where he even comes up with these things that he does. However, it makes me happy when there [...]

The Terrible Twos and Autism

The Terrible Twos and Autism

Lately, I have been wondering what is going on with my son, and not really in a negative way. He has autism, and we have known that for quite some time. But now he’s also two, so which is the reason for his current behavior? I frequently over analyze and over think, so when something [...]

Autism weekly accomplishments

Autism weekly accomplishments

Each week, I like to share information about Antonio and his autism. This week I want to sort of take a step back and tell you about some of Antonio’s weekly accomplishments! Autism diagnosis notwithstanding, it’s always important to notice the small baby steps and victories you see each day. Antonio points now. This is [...]

Why we only allow one hour of tv a day

Why we only allow one hour of tv a day

It can be rough sometimes to get away from the tv. After all most times there isn’t much on that is new and exciting unless it’s one of our faves during the week.Here’s what I do know... tv needed to be cut back along with phone time. I realized I was on both a lot [...]

The top 10 Resources for Autism Children

The top 10 Resources for Autism Children

When my son was diagnosed with autism I couldn't find much information or tools to help us. I am always constantly learning and finding new ideas. I am glad to share it with others who are in similar situations. Here are some great resources for you and your family to enjoy! A Treasure Chest of [...]

Why we changed our TV entertainment.

Why we changed our TV entertainment.

Since Antonio is autistic we had to change our way of doing things a little. The biggest thing was watching tv. What can he watch and when? If he throws a tantrum when I turn off the tv then he needs to understand that’s not okay. He can watch tv I’m not going to take [...]