My son’s surgery was rescheduled for January, because he had the flu. We got a phone call from the doctor, and she wants to push it to April. Why? Because she wants to look at placing a hearing aid at the same time. This has me worried. We have not decided about hearing aids . . . → Read More: Hearing Aids For Autistic Child
Two words I hate hearing when I take my son to the doctor at this time of the year. They are two words I really didn’t want to hear before he has his ear surgery. Your child has THE FLU. Ughhh. Well, I was expecting to hear those words when I took . . . → Read More: The Flu and Ear Surgery For Autism Child
Both of my kids have already started thinking about Christmas. My daughter has been searching the internet for things to be on her Christmas Wish List. Surprisingly, my son has also been searching the internet for things to put on a Christmas List. I’m sure it doesn’t come as too much of . . . → Read More: Autism Child And Christmas Wish List
I sat in on one of my son’s speech therapy sessions last week. I don’t observe them every week, because I am a distraction for my autism child. My son’s therapist has been working with him on lip reading. My son can hear in his right ear, but a lot of hearing . . . → Read More: Autism Child and Trouble Hearing Sounds
The decorations. The visitors. The gifts. The indulgent treats. Regardless of which traditions you enjoy, one thing is certain: For most people, the holidays are a festive time of fun and one they look forward to all year long.
But for an autistic child, the holidays can be overwhelming. The changes in routine, new . . . → Read More: Keeping The Holidays Bright When Your Child Has Autism
Raising an Autistic child can be very challenging, and at times heartbreaking. The following story is an autism mom’s lesson learned raising her autistic child. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. It’s sad, but also inspiring.
It was 6:09 pm on a chilly November evening when the most beautiful . . . → Read More: A Mom’s Lesson Learned Raising an Autistic Child
Last night, at faith formation class, they discussed depression. Why? I don’t know. Doesn’t seem like a topic that should be covered during a faith formation class. My husband said that our son got really upset during the conversation. I am not familiar with depression and how it may affect my autism . . . → Read More: Depression and My Autism Child
This year has brought some changes at my church. The main change is the Director of Faith Formation. The previous director understood the needs of the special needs children in the congregation. She believed in inclusion, and worked hard with the parents to meet the needs of the children with special needs. This year, . . . → Read More: Church Thinking About Isolating Special Needs Children