Last week, I received this question from a fellow autism mom: "Is there any legal precedent for expediting our IEP meeting?" Their situation was as follows - The family was "waiting and waiting and waiting" to receive a new IEP meeting date ever since their meeting in September had to be postponed. During this time, their child's teacher got a promotion and the classroom … [Read more...] about Obtaining an IEP Meeting
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Autism and the First Job That’s right. My eighteen-year-old son with autism has a real job. How did he get it? Through a school work program that assists young adults with special needs with work experience. He had this exact same job lined up a few days before the 2020 pandemic shut down. He was all ready to go to his interview! That got canceled. So did most of … [Read more...] about Autism and the First Job
Why did I create that particular title? Well, because I was convinced that something like this was going to happen to my child when he was in middle school. It didn’t. He’s now a freshman in high school. And, my son is being bullied. What is happening? This bullying has apparently been going on since October, according to my son. We didn’t find out about, … [Read more...] about Autism and the Long-Awaited Bullying at School
How prepared are you to become a parent? Even if you think you've got it all figured out, be warned - those little bundles of joy are also messy, frustrating and stressful. Here's a lighthearted little quiz to determine if you're ready to have a baby: The Mess Test Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub … [Read more...] about Parenting Humor: Are You Ready to Have a Baby?
For the world, the unattainable question is: “What is the secret of the universe?” For the parent, it’s: How can I raise happy children?” In reality, there is no single answer or way to make your kids happy. Every child has a different personality and different needs you’ll need to address. Happy children grow into happy adults, which makes starting young on this character … [Read more...] about 6 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child