It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System For Your Exceptional Needs Family

Hi Friends, I just wanted to share my new book trailer for It Takes a Village. Please share with any families of children with exceptional needs that could use extra support. It can be purchased at Amazon or AAPC Publishing. With an authentic and conversational tone, It Takes A Village is an inspiring book that seeks toContinue reading It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System For Your Exceptional Needs Family

How My Autistic Son is Thriving in General Education and the Steps We Took to Get Him There

All parents have felt that knot in their stomach at the start of the school year. Trusting someone else to love and protect your child is scary. But for parents of an autistic child, the fear is more like a throat clench. Autistic students are more at risk than their non-autistic peers for bullying, abuse,Continue reading How My Autistic Son is Thriving in General Education and the Steps We Took to Get Him There

How Bendy Helped My Autistic Son Cope With Hurricane Ian

Florida offers its residents hundreds of miles of warm sandy beaches, an abundance of oceans, lakes, and swimming pools to keep cool and thrilling theme parks. But there is a tradeoff to this lush, tropical paradise—hurricanes. And while hurricanes are stressful for anyone living within the cone of trajectory, for individuals with autism, the disruptionsContinue reading How Bendy Helped My Autistic Son Cope With Hurricane Ian

The Barclay Show Episode One

Barclay has been watching YouTubers for years, so when he asked me to help him record his first video, I was happy to help. While we have lots to learn about quality, I’m confident we will get here in time. Barclay wants all children with autism to know they can do ANYTHING!

How to Create an About Me Brochure at The Autism Helper

If you have a child with exceptional needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, and they attend school, daycare, therapy, or spend time with a sitter, it’s a good idea to send a personalized “About Me” brochure to those caregivers. An “About Me” brochure is a brief, tri-fold document that provides very basic yet detailed informationContinue reading How to Create an About Me Brochure at The Autism Helper

World Autism Acceptance Day 2022

Happy World Autism Day! As the mother of an autistic son, I appreciate the world taking a day to honor what life is like for families like mine. Because, from education to the community to home, life with autism differs from life without.