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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Sixty to Zero: Our Unique Bedtime Routine

Amy shares her and her husband’s unique way of preparing their son for bed and challenges parents to look at their child’s evening routine and see if it’s working.

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Bigger than Barclay

Amy Nielsen shares what inspired her to start the blog “Big Abilities” and explains her hope to help shift the mindset in families who have children with developmental disabilities to focusing on their child’s strengths in addition to their struggles.

Bigger Than BarclayWhat if all day, every day you were forced to focus on what you struggle with?  What if you had to spend hours and hours trying to get better at something you have no interest in?  What if the people around you were continuously talking about your weaknesses?  Unfortunately, this is the space where so many children with developmental disabilities live. Continue reading “Bigger than Barclay”