April 1, 2019

I got a call that my mom got out of carotid artery surgery and was doing great. Only a few hours later we were told that they couldn't remove the breathing tube, she still needed it. When I heard that I got pretty scared. My family headed that way, nearly 1,000 miles a...

January 10, 2019

Charlie and I were in the car driving home from school and I asked him a few questions.

He is 17 and has autism.

Me: "Charlie what kind of apartment do you like?  A one-story or a two-story."

Charlie: "Well, let me see. Which one is better?"

Me: "It is really up to you."


October 29, 2018

Who really cares about life skills anyways?

Well we all should.

I have learned over the last several months that I have been helping too much.

I have not allowed my son to show me all the skills he had. I jumped in too quickly.

He processes slower and if he didn't give me...

September 21, 2018

When your child first gets a diagnosis with a disability they are usually under age 5. I remember the first year of our journey being so overwhelmed just in figuring out what this "autism" was and how to help my son. The other thing overwhelming was helping my son to t...

August 22, 2018

Charlie was told by his teacher, "Time for Art Charlie."

He would scream and run quickly under the closest table he could find and hold on to the legs for dear life, hoping no one could get him out.

He would scream things like, "No art!" or "No, No, No!"

He didn't want to...

June 30, 2018

It seems just yesterday that my son was on the floor covering his ears with no words to be able to communicate.

It seems just yesterday that he would go under tables to hide from all sensory input and from others socially.

It seems just yesterday he couldn't say one sing...

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