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 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

How to Structure an Effective Parent-Teacher Conference From the Parent’s POV

Educators often schedule parent-teacher conferences regularly to discuss with parents their child’s academic progress and struggles as well as behavior and social-emotional development. For families of children with exceptional needs, the interactions between home and school are typically greater than for general education students. But what happens when a parent, rather than the teacher, requestsContinue reading How to Structure an Effective Parent-Teacher Conference From the Parent’s POV