Scripting is My Son’s Super Power

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.

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To My New Insurance Company From a Mother of a Son with Autism

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.

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How to Have a Successful Birthday Party for a Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Amy share some practical tips in how to have a successful and stress-free birthday party for a child with autism.

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Podcast 07: Red Flags of Autism with Bobbi Barber

In this episode, Amy interviews Bobbi Barber, co-founder of ABC for Autism and author of the book Autism, Adolescence and Adulthood about the red flags of autism, why a diagnosis is so important and what course of action to take if your child does receive an autism diagnosis.

In this episode, Amy interviews Bobbi Barber, co-founder of ABC for Autism and author of the book Autism, Adolescence and Adulthood about the red flags of autism, why a diagnosis is so important and what course of action to take if your child does receive an autism diagnosis.

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We Survived & Thrived: Why Vacations & Time Spent With Family is so Important for Children on the Spectrum, Even if It’s Difficult

Amy shares how her fears of taking a recent family trip were eased when things went better than she expected.

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