[Read Home Schooling Your Child With Autism - Part 1]
How is home schooling harder on my child with autism?
They already don’t know how to socialize. How are they expected to learn if they’re not put into a social situation on a daily basis?
When Miss Montana takes the stage at the 92nd Miss America Pageant, she'll be doing much more than modeling a gorgeous ball gown.
Alexis Wineman will make history as the first ever contestant diagnosed with autism to take part in the beauty pageant.
The 18-year-old (who is also the youngest to compete) spoke with ABC News about her experience:
“The girl you’re seeing right now is not the girl you would have seen 10 years ago. I have overcame a lot. I have overcome so many of my symptoms.”
Should you home school a child with autism?
I mentioned home schooling in my previous blog and there are arguments for and against home schooling a child with autism. Here’s my argument against.
Do I believe in home schooling?
I recently read a headline on Yahoo about the “forgotten victim” of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is on all our minds, as it should be. Many reports have come out about this event. The conversations have ranged from what set off the 20-year-old shooter to school security to gun control.
What are the ways I can help prepare my autistic child for the holidays?
Holidays can be fun but they can also be stressful. They can involve a change in routine including days off from school.
Are you ready to get choked up over your morning coffee?
In a display of grace and compassion befitting someone much older, a middle schooler from Tennessee took part in a wrestling match against a boy with cerebral palsy - and let him win.
The video below, which has since gone viral on Facebook, shows Jared Stevens taking part in his first ever wrestling match. 13-year-old Stevens has cerebral palsy and has the physical capacity of a 6-month-old, although his intellectual ability is close to his age level.
Here’s a common nightmare for parents - trying to get your autistic child’s hair cut or her nails trimmed. Have you had that experience? It’s not very fun for our kids.
What is the right number of aides for your autistic child?
In this blog, I’m discussing one-to-one or respite aides and not therapists or facilitators.
Let’s be honest, our children need time and space to regulate their bodies and unwind. For example, trying to behave for six hours at school is hard for our kids. They need breaks. And, when they get home, they need time to regulate themselves.
How can my child get a regulating break at school?