The Difference Between a Meltdown and Tantrum

After my daughter’s diagnosis there was a whole new world we were thrown into I really didn’t understand. That is the world of Autism and Neurodiversity. The world of sensory overload and meltdowns. Before becoming a mother, I was the typical naïve and judgmental person in the store. The person that did not understand why …

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; …

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 …

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. …

10 Ways to be an Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

There are many things to consider when you have a child with special needs. Whether it is known as soon as they are born, or any delays become apparent as they grow older it can be a huge learning curve. The processes of helping your child can be overwhelming, isolating, and frustrating. Depending on the …

Show Me One Person Cured of Autism…. I’ll Wait!

As I was growing up I have always had experience working with kids and adults with disabilities. Admittedly not as much experience with Autism as I did with Downs Syndrome but I still did know and work with, generally adults, with Autism. Even with this experience I only knew about the stereotypical behaviors of Autism …

Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism

I would be lying if I said, before becoming a mother, I never feared having a child with Autism or any other developmental delay. I knew no matter what I would love my child, but I did not know how I could handle raising a child with special needs. As my child was born, I …