As a freelance writer for Playground Magazine, I do my best to write articles that reach families of children with special needs, like my own. My most recent article highlights 5 of the best resources available for families in the Central Florida area.
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 breathe, even though it’s 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.