Tweet Share16 Pin StumbleShares 16You may not know this, but there is actually a big controversy going on at Sesame Street. They’ve introduced a new puppet, Julia. Sesame Street is attempting to introduce preschoolers to autism but not everyone is happy about it. In fact, some are downright upset. Let’s learn a little more about this puppet first. Julia, Sesame Street and Autism Julia, Sesame’s Street’s new puppet, debuted
Tweet Share21 Pin1 StumbleShares 22Imagine waking up the last day of your perfect Walt Disney vacation to find that your 3 year old daughter is missing. It’s called autism wandering and it’s terrifying. I should know, because it happened to us. Our Story of Autism Wandering After 7 glorious park hopping days, my husband and I crawled into bed on Saturday night, exhausted. We were WIPED OUT,
Tweet Share12 Pin StumbleShares 12On March 10, 2017, an autistic boy died after getting a dental procedure, Fox News reported. Mykel Peterson, age 4, was administered anesthesia in the form of Ketamine, a common form. The boy was given an additional dose during the procedure by the anesthesiologist to ensure he did not wake up. In this case, autism and anesthesia may have been a life-threatening combination. This
Tweet Share1 Pin4 StumbleShares 5 One of the many blessings in living in our day and age is the unprecedented access we have to resources, thanks to the internet. For Christians raising autistic kids, this is especially true! There is so much to teach them, and we often feel like “2 steps forward, 3 steps back.” Am I right? But there is great support out there!
Tweet Share10 Pin4 Stumble1Shares 15 Longtime readers of this blog know that I support an inclusive environment in school for kids with disabilities like mine. I’ve worked hard over the years, with up to 3 IEP meetings over the course of a school year to ensure that all is going well, and have worked with a local inclusion expert too. While that’s been helpful, the fact is it
Tweet Share1 Pin StumbleShares 1 As you all know, I advocate for kids with disabilities, constantly doing research and finding ways to improve our lives and teach my children about life the best I can. But something I’ve started to think about now that Amelia is almost 14 and approaching high school is work: Will they be able to find jobs as they grow up?
Tweet Share32 Pin4 StumbleShares 36I’ve received items to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own. If you follow me, you know that my daughter has been through a rough year. She is dealing with a gut issue and this has brought forth all kinds of sensory issues for her. On top of that, she is dealing with a ton of stressful changes in school
Tweet Share Pin StumbleShares 0 I’m going to make a big confession to you. I know on this blog I’ve written several times about “acceptance,” that is, having the power to accept that my kids’ disabilities are just part of life rather than try to change them. And I guess I was going along fine on that route until I discovered this thing called healing.
Tweet Share10 Pin2 Stumble1Shares 13This post sponsored by Desert Farms; all opinions are my own. A few years ago, as you know, we got on this crazy journey of trying to recover my daughter from some of the more painful and detrimental issues that come with autism, like the inability to sleep and abdominal issues. I had a lot of help from a friend of mine,
Tweet Share3 Pin4 StumbleShares 7 My beautiful autistic daughter is strong, empowered and a ray of sunshine to me. So she has meltdown sometimes, so what? We need to do our best to empower our girls. Here are 26 ways to empower your autistic daughter. Tell her she’s loved in any way that she can understand. Kisses and hugs, or giving space and blowing your kisses