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Halloween and Children with Autism


What’s not to love about Halloween? Costumes, decorations, trick-or-treating and candy. Yet for children with autism, joining in on the holiday fun can present some challenges for kids and their parents—e.g. getting into costume, knocking on the doors of strangers, eating too much candy, etc.


So, how can parents keep the . . . → Read More: Halloween and Children with Autism

Halloween Craziness And Family Fun


I feel like I am going around in circles. I have so many things going on that I barely have time to check in here or my email. I am to the point that I can’t agree to do anything without looking at my calendar. Halloween parties for my daughter are filling . . . → Read More: Halloween Craziness And Family Fun

Spice Apple Glazed Ham Recipe


This recipe comes from my friends over at Jones Dairy Farm. It’s gluten free, and would be great for Easter. You can visit their website for more gluten free recipes.

Spiced Apple Glazed Ham

You will need:

1 Jones fully cooked semi-boneless or bone-in ham

3/4 Cup apple jelly

1 Tablespoon cider vinegar

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Keeping The Holidays Bright When Your Child Has Autism


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

Getting Through The Holiday Drama

My Daughter 2008

My Daughter 2008

This has been a tough holiday season. I’ve been taking care of a really sick child. My daughter has the flu. On top of that, I was working hard to get the house ready for the family Christmas Eve party that was supposed to be held at my house. I . . . → Read More: Getting Through The Holiday Drama

Citrus-Pasta Salad Recipe


Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life this Father’s Day? Instead of shopping for an expensive gadget or another necktie, give him something he’ll really enjoy. Celebrate this Father’s Day by spending quality time together!

Here’s a recipe from UnitedHealthcare that you can make this Father’s Day. Click . . . → Read More: Citrus-Pasta Salad Recipe

Multi-Sensory Resource for Autism


It occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Its cause is still a mystery, and there is no cure, only treatment. It is autism, affecting at least three out of every 1,000 children. A tool for treatment; Wikki Stix ( a multi-sensory resource for autism.

They can help generate verbal interaction, be used as . . . → Read More: Multi-Sensory Resource for Autism

Surf Sweets Offers Tips for Filling Eco-Easter Baskets


Suggests Top 10 organic and eco-friendly Easter basket ‘’goodies’ for under $20

Surf Sweets®, the country’s leading brand of organically sweetened, fruitfully delicious and naturally good gummy candies and jelly beans, unleashed a bevy of worker bunnies onto the net in search of the Top 10 eco-friendly Easter basket tips and treats for under . . . → Read More: Surf Sweets Offers Tips for Filling Eco-Easter Baskets


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