I was busy last week with meetings for my son. His annual review for CAP services was due, and his speech therapy plan was also up for renewal. Although the actual reviews have gotten easier, the emotional impact of them are still difficult for me. The CAP services annual review meeting was done here, . . . → Read More: Annual Reviews And Goals For The Next Year
We’ve come a long ways.
It’s time for my son’s yearly plan to be updated for OT (Occupational Therapy). His OT therapist asked me what I think he needs to work on. I couldn’t think of anything, except speech goals. She couldn’t think of anything, either. I am working on things at home, . . . → Read More: Ending OT Therapy For Autism Child
My son doesn’t play with toys. At least, not the way other children do. When I buy toys for my son, I don’t shop for them thinking “What would he like to play with?” Instead, I think “What skill can I use this toy to work on with my son?” Fun and Function . . . → Read More: Autism Toys For Children from Fun and Function
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
Did you know that 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with Autism in the US every year?
More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than with aids, diabetes and cancer combined!
To be honest these statistics even startled us – not to mention that reported Autism cases rose 57% between . . . → Read More: A New Alternative To Making Living With Autism Easier
Dogs For Autism needs your help. Pepsi is will award a $50,000 grant to the top 10 project ideas in the country. DFA provides service dogs to autistic children for free. They have a waiting list of over 200 families in need of a service dog.
You can help by voting . . . → Read More: Vote For Dogs For Autism
We all enjoy music. It has the ability to enhance a mood or pull us out of a funk, allows us to experience a deep range of emotions, and occasionally acts as a means of expression. We use music to help us focus, drown out other noise, and motivate us when the house needs . . . → Read More: Music and Autism: Does it Really Help?