I was recently asked by a young attendant at a special needs family event at an indoor park," What are your biggest fears as an autism mom?" The attendant was smiling making small talk while watching our daughter Paris from afar bouncing from one area to another in the huge indoor sports arena. I could… Continue reading “What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”
Our twin daughters may have a slight difference in appearance due to being fraternal, but they've never allowed any of their differences to separate them in connecting close as sisters. One of the best lessons we've learned as a family in communicating effectively with our autistic daughter, Paris is through observation of the relationship she… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism
Times are changing in our society with the perception of how we view those living with autism. Many parents, educators, and caregivers see the amazing personalitys and skills of those with special needs. Check out this blog as we share our story of our daughter Paris, and how she changed our world for the better.
There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have long known the amazing lives of children with autism before the more recent popularity of focus. Many parents like myself kind of kept things close to home as families of their triumphs, challenges, personalities, and achievements within their disabilities of the safety of our walls. Social media along with many celebrities who are parents of children with special needs or who have come forward with being on the autistic spectrum have opened our eyes to redefining what we thought being “special needs” really was. My hope is that we continue to break down barriers, perceptions, and…
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The holiday season can be a mix of emotions for children with autism. Parents and loved ones of those with special needs must be aware that the holiday hustle and bustle can be a sensory overload and overwhelming experience for little ones living with autism. The holiday season is filled with the beautiful allure of… Continue reading The Holidays In Her Eyes : Understanding Autism Within The Hustle And Bustle
There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have… Continue reading Redefining What It Means To Be Special Needs!
Learning is important for all children. Parents of autistic children can engage in a variety of activities at home to strengthen academic success and competency. We as parents are our children's first teachers. It can be complex with working with a special needs learner; however as parents we can't be intimidated. All children love… Continue reading Engaging In Learning With Your Autistic Toddler
The broad range and spectrum of autism can be puzzling for many to understand. I found that despite my experience with volunteering and working with many students beginning in high school through adulthood in various environments that it's different when it hits closer to home. I loved working with children and adults with special needs… Continue reading When Autism Hits Home