Monthly Archives: February 2015

Oh the Noise! Noise, Noise, Noise!

Having a “functionally nonverbal” child does not mean I have a quiet child.  He is making noises all the time whether they be verbal stims, repeating movie scripts over and over again, trains crashing, doors slamming or running around in circles in the house. The oldest is a nonstop chatterbox and he’ll talk and talk […]

Thank Your Teachers

So much of a special need’s parents’ time is advocating and fighting for what is best for our children. Most likely, most of us have all had a teacher or a therapist or a doctor that we really butted heads with.  A professional that couldn’t see our child’s potential or no matter how much reminding […]

Don’t Stare

We were in the process of checking out when I discovered that even though all the groceries had fit in the cart alongside Brian, they didn’t seem to fit anymore once they were bagged. I told Brian I needed him to come out and he immediately started whining.  I grabbed him under his arms and […]

The Tipping Point

As Brian begins to enter the world of puberty we struggle with hormones and emotions and how to explain abstract concepts to a little boy who in some ways is no further along developmentally than a preschooler. In the mornings we’ve added in the step of using deodorant to help him not be the stinky […]