To the general public, Please don't glare at us when we are near, trying to get our child to settle down from being overstimulated. Please don't shoot us glares of disapproval. Don't feel like you need to make comments to those around you, we CAN hear you. We know our son looks unruly, we know … Continue reading Please, My Son is Just Autistic.
I have taken a step back from blogging in recent weeks due to the internal struggle of my emotions. I normally put on a strong face, but autism has kicked my ass recently. My son is my world, and I wouldn't trade him for anything. However, his behaviors and needs are draining and to be … Continue reading When Autism Changes You
I have found my calling. Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot hold a steady and consistent schedule. I get bored easily and enjoy living on the edge. I am passionate about art and design, a creative person at heart. Growing up I could never hold hobbies. As soon as I became good at something, … Continue reading Special Needs Interior Design
Being a parent to an Autistic child can be challenging, but our biggest challenge is gaining acceptance for our son.
When I had first learned my son was showing early signs of autism, I remember seeing a "change" in my son. I didn't catch this shift until after the pediatrician pointed out the obvious. I was assuming it was just another phase he was going through that made him less social and more in a … Continue reading Vaccines and Autism: My view
There are countless books published surrounding the topic. Parenting books for kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), views on the Autism epidemic, vaccine related books, autism diet books, the list goes on. But this particular book took my interest when I first read it's title, The Reason I Jump. Most people who have encountered autism … Continue reading The Autism Book Everyone Should Read
I hear people often make comments about toddlers and speech therapy. People say it's not needed or parents just need to talk to their kids more. Please, for the love of my sanity, do not assume this. It is 100% false, at least in Leo's case. I really hope that those who have so much … Continue reading Stop Judging Speech Therapy