Month: July 2016

Guest Blogger post on Potty Training

8 PARENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WHEN POTTY TRAINING AUTISTIC CHILDREN! Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Autism are disorders of the brain caused during the development stage. In these disorders, children typically experience difficulties in social interaction and find both verbal and nonverbal communication a challenge. Signs and behavior changes that may signify autism are first …

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#Flipblogger Webcast

This is a long overdue thank you and shout out to the Flipblogger webcast which featured in their slides our Awesomism Mom Flipboard magazine, as well as another  near to my heart collaboration with Janette Speyer entitled The ABC’s of Living on This Planet. We were very honored to be mentioned during this presentation, which you can view here. …

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Hooray for Dollywood!!

Many a trip to the amusement park has been cut short for the family after a few hours of sensory overload. Dollywood, in consultation with Autism Speaks has opened the first ever sensory calming room at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee amusement park. Autistic children and their families can take a half hour break from the …

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Picket Fences

Everyone’s looking for that perfect life. It’s different for each of us of course, but generally includes a happy family and security. Maybe a house, a dog, 2.4 kids and white picket fence to round it out. Most of us achieve some level of this, at least compared with the rest of the world, so …

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