In my previous blog, I discussed school accommodations for children with autism. An accommodation is an extra “advantage” or program or strategy assigned to a specific child.When a child needs something in a school setting that is different than what the typical kids receive, that’s called an “Accommodation.” Typically, these accommodations are discussed during a child’s IEP. … [Read more...] about School Accommodations For Children With Autism (Part 2)
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What are “accommodations?”During your child’s IEP, the IEP team will discuss how to help that specific child during a school day. The idea is to level the playing field for a specific child so that their school experience is as close to their peers’ experience as possible while also providing what that child needs to help them get through a school day. They need to be able to … [Read more...] about School Accommodations For Children With Autism
I don’t know how many of you have been following this peanut allergy story in Florida, but here’s the lowdown. A 6-year-old girl at an elementary school in Edgewater had a peanut allergy so severe that she would have a reaction if she were to breathe traces of nut dust in the air. Her school took certain measures to accommodate her, but many parents became outraged by the … [Read more...] about How Far Should a School Go to Accommodate for Kids’ Allergies?
Even during a pandemic, families are holding on to their summer vacations and hitting the open road to make memories with their kids. AAA projects that Americans will take 683 million road trips from July to September. If you haven't gone away yet, there's plenty of time to take a last-minute road trip. Just keep in mind, traveling by car is cheaper than flying, but it's still … [Read more...] about It’s August… Time For A Last-Minute Road Trip
Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation