Potty Training Your Autistic Child

Potty Training, especially for a first child can be a daunting feat on its own. Naturally, you will look for guidance online, on social media, from friends and family. Likely too, you will consider potty training your autistic child before they are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Whether your child is autistic or neuro-typical my …

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month: We Don’t Need Awareness, We Need Acceptance. Many of you, whether or not you have anyone close to you who is autistic, have heard of Autism Awareness Month in April. Really, however, we do not need to be aware of Autism. So many, are aware of Autism. What is needed is …

6 Lessons I’ve Learned Raising My Autistic Daughter

As a parent, when your child is first diagnosed with Autism and you have no previous understanding, experience, or knowledge of it, learning and knowing where to start can be daunting. You will find all kinds of voices out there. People claiming, they have a cure for autism. People claiming vaccines caused their child’s autism; …

Tips for Managing an Executive Functioning Disorder

General life skills and tasks can be hard to start and complete when you have an executive functioning disorder. Executive function is a set of skills that includes flexible thinking, self-control, and working memory. These skills are used daily to learn, work, and manage daily life. When you have an executive functioning disorder it can …

Your Children Deserve Privacy Too: Do Not Share

Just over a year ago my daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been doing all I can to learn about Autism and specifically learn from the #actuallyautistic community. There are, however, some things I see that should not be just mentioned in regard to neuro-diverse children. For instance, recently I have seen several …

Common Misconceptions About Autism

Before becoming a mother, I admittedly did not know a lot about Autism. When I thought about Autism, I pictured the very stereotypical blunt, robotic, routine driven individual. As my oldest daughter was creeping up on her second birthday it was suggested by our doctor that she go to speech therapy. She had not been …

What You Need to Understand About Special Needs Parenting

As parents we all understand that parenting is a very unique experience for each person. We all also deal with other people who either don’t understand our experience or shame us for differences in parenting techniques. As a special needs parent this misunderstanding has whole new circumstances. I want to explain a little about our …

I Am Not An Autism Mom, I Am a Mother of An Autistic Daughter

Not even a year ago my daughter was diagnosed as on the Autism Spectrum. They gave me a diagnosis with levels. As if they can quantify some measurable ability in her. Since then, and even for some time before her diagnosis, I was working on learning what I can about Autism. One thing I have …

Understanding Autism and Stimming

Autism has been a diagnosis that is slowly being more understood. As the actually Autistic community continues to speak out, educate, and raise understanding the hope is for more people to be respectful and understanding the those who are Autistic around you. When you come across a child that is hand flapping the hope is …

How to Interact with the Autistic child in Your Family Over the Holidays

With most neuro-diverse children, like Autistic children, the Christmas season can be very overwhelming. This overwhelm can be hard for any neuro-typical child or adult to understand. There are many different ways during the holidays to make sure the Autistic child in your family is not completely left out and ignored due to their differences. …