I’m gasping for breath, exhausted, clawing and pulling myself to the finish line. My strength is diminishing by the moment, Continue reading Hanging On As Tight As I Can
That time of year when we get the chance to slow down a little and breathe. I wasn’t planning to take a lot of time off of either home schooling or anything else this summer, but it just happened. And it was good for all of us. Continue reading Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer
My children were both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder within a 2 month period. Gray was diagnosed just before he turned 4, and Hope was diagnosed 2 days before her second birthday. In the blink of an eye, the trajectory of our lives was utterly altered. Continue reading The Babygate Scandal
Imagine that you are in the middle of a great story. You eagerly pick up your book, excited to find out what happens next. You open the page, but your eyes cannot make sense of what they see. You could read the book yesterday, but today you’ve lost that ability. Continue reading Visual Processing Disorder Part 1
In my opinion, “literally” is literally one of the most over-used, incorrectly applied words in the English language. “I mean, I literally jumped 10 feet in the air!” Um, no, you literally did not.
But literal thinking and behavior takes on a whole new meaning when navigating life with children on the autism spectrum. These kids tend to be very literal, concrete thinkers and you must choose your words carefully. Continue reading Like, Literally!