The Positives of Autism

The Positives of Autism

It is so easy to get preoccupied and caught up in the negatives and the challenges that come with an autism diagnosis. Yes, there are hurdles to face and problems to overcome – there certainly are. However, there are also some amazing opportunities that arise as...
Proud as Punch

Proud as Punch

Have I told you lately how proud I am of my kiddos? I don’t think I could be any prouder of them right now. Gilbert is powering through the end of the year and surprising everyone with his growing focus and drive. At a time of year where he would be forgiven for...
Then & Now

Then & Now

As we careen towards the end of the year I have found myself comparing where we are now to where we were at the same time last year. This time last year we were finding our way after Matilda’s Aspergers diagnosis and trying to work out the best way to help her....
5 Tips for Approaching IEP Meetings

5 Tips for Approaching IEP Meetings

It’s hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of another year. And that means it’s already time to start thinking and planning for the next one. If you have a child with special needs this time of year usually heralds the annual IEP (Individual...
Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness

One of my colleagues at work calls me Pollyanna. He thinks I’m too positive. He has even jokingly (I hope) said on occasion that my easy-going nature makes him sick. Maybe I can seem too happy, too nice. But I figure that life is too short to dwell on the bad...