Questions to ask at IEP meetings

Questions to ask at IEP meetings

As a mother to a special needs son, I know how hard an iep meeting can be. It can be frustrating and stressful day in and day out, year after year.   Here’s some questions to ask each year (or whenever renewal is up for an IEP evaluation).  What are your goals?What is the child’s strengths [...]

How to explain to your friends and family your son is nonverbal

How to explain to your friends and family your son is nonverbal

Whenever I go somewhere new, and they say hi to my son, I have to explain “he is non-verbal.” We will either try to say hi vocally or with his device. He is getting better with words, that is for sure. However, it still can be challenging because after that they might want to have [...]

Autism Struggles From a Mother’s Perspective

Autism Struggles From a Mother’s Perspective

I used to see how people would look at my son and me when we were out and about. There once was a time that I cared what others thought about me.  I still remember when Antonio was young, and I knew he had autism. It was tough to do storytime at libraries; I had [...]

The Progress of a Five Year Autism Boy

The Progress of a Five Year Autism Boy

I always say that I love the age Antonio is at all the time. Truth is every day he changes and I LOVE IT.  I love seeing him grow. Isn’t that what parenting is all about?  I am SO proud of this kid.  Lately, he is SO independent. He literally doesn’t like to ask for [...]

The Best Five-Year-Old Birthday Gifts 

The Best Five-Year-Old Birthday Gifts 

Can we just talk about how my little boy is going to be FIVE!?!! I can not believe that he is going to be five, I mean it flew by. For real. I love being his mom and seeing how he grows every day.  Each year has brought so much joy and fun times. Each [...]

Four-year-old autism wins 

Four-year-old autism wins 

The best thing about having an autistic kid is that they have such different goals and milestones than a normal child. It used to bother me when I saw kids his age doing things that he could not do, but now I see things so differently. I am so proud of this boy and how [...]

How Music Has Helped My Autistic Son. 

How Music Has Helped My Autistic Son. 

Every day is a challenge with an autistic son but there is so much good to it as well. I have enjoyed seeing so much change and growth in my son over the past few months. It is so interesting to just sit and watch how he observes and plays with things.  I often find [...]

The Journey of A Non-verbal Four Year Old.

The Journey of A Non-verbal Four Year Old.

Every time I hear my son make a new noise I cry a little bit  I’m so proud of that kid and how determined he is. Ask anyone and they would agree that he is the hardest working determine kid ever.  No doubt. I work hard to get him to communicate verbally. Even when he [...]

How to be successful as a Single Mom

How to be successful as a Single Mom

The other day I was on the phone with a client and she said those words “I think I’m going to get divorced.”  My heart sank I remember that feeling all too well. I wanted to cry with her and empower her. I felt the chills as she was telling me her struggles. I honestly [...]