Happy Birthday to my son. He turned 14 yesterday. Last weekend, we went to the Fort Fisher Aquarium to celebrate his birthday. We do it every year. It’s a tradition. I’m beginning to believe that the tradition has run it’s course. He didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as he used . . . → Read More: Birthday at the Fort Fisher Aquarium and Autism Child Assessment
This year, my son and my daughter are both getting their First Penance and First Communion sacraments. My son is also going to get his Confirmation. I’m very excited about this. I went to my first parent workshop for my children’s First Penance and First Communion. I checked in and was given a folder . . . → Read More: Autism and Religious Education
Mom says school district changes autistic daughter’s IEP, balks at letting service dog come to school | www.WHEC.com. I saw this reported on this morning, and wanted to share. I’ve seen an increase in families having to fight to allow service dogs to accompany their child at school. It’s a new way . . . → Read More: School District Changes Autistic Child’s IEP To No Service Dog
I was selected to participate in the Kaplan Test Drive Program by Mom Central. Kaplan is an online tutoring program for children in grades K-8. I opted into this review because my daughter has been struggling in school, and I wanted to see if this would help.
Before starting the online tutoring lessons, my . . . → Read More: Kaplan Tutoring Test Drive Program
There’s no two ways about it: sending a child off to college is tough. Aside from monetary concerns like tuition, the dorm, books, and other living expenses, there is also the emotional strain of releasing your long-time dependent into the world on their own, knowing that this is their sink or swim moment and . . . → Read More: Autism and College: Make it Work for Your Special Needs Child
Parents of autistic children face daily challenges that other parents probably never have to worry about. While they’re busy complaining about the fact that their toddler won’t stop saying “no”, you may be wishing that your child would say something, anything, to you. And while most children are engaged in learning socialization, your autistic . . . → Read More: Help Your Autistic Child Succeed in School
Teaching sex education to kindergarten students is the topic up for discussion. In Helena, Montana, the school board is considering passing a new sex-ed curriculum that will teach Kindergarten students about sex. The vote is scheduled for August 10, 2010 and has parents upset. The school board believes that if parents do not educate . . . → Read More: Teaching Sex Education to Kindergarten Students
A recent study through the University of California Davis has presented some interesting findings related to autism diagnosis. The research identified 10 different areas within California that had clusters of autism, which meant that the rates of autism diagnoses were higher than normal. This study focused mainly on the hot debate that the cause . . . → Read More: Parents of Children with Autism are Highly Educated?