Flying on an airplane can be an overwhelming experience for children on the autism spectrum. Hopefully this video can help your child have a successful flight!
Amy shares how minimizing autism strips away the hard work that a person with autism must go through on a daily basis.
My son is four and has Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. We are finally in a place where we can breath, even though its often very quick, shallow breaths. The first two years were rough. Looking back most of it is blurry and hard to recall. The mind has a kind way of often smearing our most difficult experiences. Continue reading “Please Don’t Minimize My Son’s Autism”
Amy shares how her son’s scripted speech has been helpful in him learning to speak and build his memory.
It’s 7:30 am. I am slowly drifting out of a dream. “Have you seen a boat? A boat, I saw a boat it passed by here not too long ago. Quick, follow me!” The chatter goes on for a while. I open my eyes and chuckle. From the monitor I hear my son reciting lines from Finding Nemo. I smile as I listen a few more minutes before crawling out of bed to get him up and ready for the day.Continue reading “Scripting is My Son’s Super Power”
Until you really NEED your insurance, it’s just kind of there. For the last several years of my adult life my insurance was just kind of simmering on the back burner. I neither loathed it or appreciated it very much. Now, as a mother of a child with autism, I do both.
Amy share some practical tips in how to have a successful and stress-free birthday party for a child with autism.
Amy shares an autistic meltdown story from 3 points of view: a bystander, the mother, and the child.
Amy shares how her fears of taking a recent family trip were eased when things went better than she expected.