1. Respite Option for Autism Caregivers

    Respite Options For Autism Caregivers Respite care is a very general term that covers a wide spectrum of substitute care. “Respite” can range anywhere from just a couple hours to a matter of weeks and can be for a range of people from elderly ones to people with disabilities. In this article, we will be focusing in on overnight respite care for autism caregivers. You have some options when it …Read More

  2. Stop Autistic Kids from getting into their drawers!

    One behavior I have noticed in many special needs children, is a preoccupation with clothes items. Some may enter into the rooms of others and steal their clothes, or empty out their dressers in order to put on as many clothing items as physically possible. As a mother this could become very exhausting to find your child’s clothes all over their floor, or find your child dressed in four sets of …Read More

  3. Autistic Behavior: Difficulties with Food Textures

    Autistic Behavior: Difficulties with food Textures Not only is it not uncommon for autistic children to be particularly picky-eaters, I would have to say that it is actually the norm. If you only have experience raising autistic children, let me tell you that this is not specific to this disorder. Everything in this article should just as easily be applied to children without any mental disorders.…Read More

  4. Is There a Difference Between Asperger’s and Autism?

    Ever since we have been introduced to the “autism umbrella” or the “autism spectrum”, there has been some confusion about where Asperger’s syndrome  comes into play. Does my child have autism or Asperger’s? Is there a difference? This is especially prevalent when an autistic child is particularly high-functioning. Although Asperger’s is included in the spectrum of autism, there is a…Read More

  5. Spring Break For Autism Families

    Spring Break For Autism Families Every single school age kid looks forward to every single day that they do not have to go to school. Every weekend and every break are eagerly anticipated like some kind of wonderful reward for making it through the school week. Unfortunately, as parents, and especially as parents of children with autism, these breaks can become just the opposite of that. Just the …Read More

  6. Fly With Autistic Children

    Flying With Autistic Children   With the strides that we may believe we are making in our community to spread autism awareness, we have to understand that we have not reached everyone. Just last year, an autistic child was kicked off of their flight because the child, who had not harmed anyone or caused any major disturbance, was too picky of an eater to be fed the regular coach-class food an…Read More

  7. Toilet Training Your Autistic Child

    Baseline Many parents don’t understand what baseline data collection is. Knowing this will enable you to write your own training programs for your children. You can assist your autistic child to be toilet trained, to learn to brush their own teeth, bathe themselves, and wash their hands after toileting.   Here is a sample of baseline data collection for toilet training your child: Timmy went pe…Read More

  8. Why do you hurt me?

    Why do you have to hurt me? You don't understand my life and yet the stabs you give can kill a person and a family. You don't understand what it is like to never go out and live a normal life, having to load up your kids and prepare everything for them at every age for every simple trip. My two autistic boys, who I have had since they were both 5 years old - you still haven't accepted as family. W…Read More

  9. Autism Emergencies:Things you didn’t think about!

    I really needed to  write this article reminding Autism and special needs families that there could be a crisis in our lives at any moment. The type of lives we live we need to heed the warning to be prepared! Being an autism mom, the most important thing in our lives are being consistent and using our organizational skills.  God forbid anything happen to us parents who are the managers of our c…Read More

  10. My Child is diagnosed with Autism! What does the different Levels Mean?

    My Child is diagnosed with Autism     After further analysis the doctor comes back and says, your child has level 2 autism.  Your throat drops to your chest and you begin to panic, grasping at your mate's hand. You start to frantically ask all these questions. Is it curable? Will my child grow out of autism? Where do we go from here? The only thing the doctor tells you is: It's great that we …Read More