My daughter is about to graduate from sixth grade. She’s transitioning from elementary school to middle school. Personally, I don’t think this requires a whole lot of fanfare. Maybe there could be a class party, maybe the sixth graders might get a little extra space in the yearbook. Perhaps there could be some sort of assembly. On my last day of … [Read more...] about Wait, Is This Seriously All For 6th Grade Graduation?
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An Older Teenager with Autism and a New Dog The last time our family got a puppy, our son was eight years old. After a few months, the dog, a German Shepard, got to be very strong. She was difficult to walk on the leash. She had training, but didn’t “take to it” very well. My husband and I decided to play it safe and not have our son walk the dog. It was simply too easy … [Read more...] about An Older Teenager with Autism and a New Dog
Autism and Neighbors You could say that this blog is a follow up to my previous blog, “Autism and Too Much Stuff.” Both of those blogs are similar because of two separate yet related articles (both with similar themes) that inspired me to write. The first blog was inspired about an article about a family with a bunch of play structures in their yard. The family … [Read more...] about Autism and Neighbors
Autism and Too Much Stuff I recently read an article about a family with a child on the autism spectrum. The family purchased a lot of play structures for their front yard. They did this because they have a child on the autism spectrum. They discovered that their child benefits from movement. They purchased lots of play structures and placed them on their spacious front … [Read more...] about Autism and Too Much Stuff
You Never Know When Something Will Come Up. What does that mean? It means you never when something you did in the past will come back and add some good to the world, have an impact, be noticed, and be appreciated for trying to spread awareness. What happened? I was contacted in March by a person affiliated with a film festival in Miami, Florida. The film festival … [Read more...] about Autism and Spreading Awareness