Twas the night before school starts, when all through the house not a creature was stirring… Heck, who am I kidding. Everyone is still stirring. There’s an air of excitement, despair, hope, and sadness. No one is really ready for the summer to end. Summer brings about more carefree days spent with family and who […]
Inclusion. It’s a word that is stressed by parents of special needs often. It’s simple. Inclusion is the act of including. Inclusion means feeling part of something larger than yourself and feeling like you belong. It’s a feeling, we all take for granted, but if we never had that sense of belonging, it would make a seriously detrimental impact on our lives.
Most children on the spectrum, learn best by really repetitive teaching like ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). Brian responds well to this and has learned many things over the years, that some professionals tried to say he’d never learn. However, sometimes children on the spectrum have a really hard time generalizing what they are learning. What […]
For over two years, we have been sitting on a waiting list for specialized Section 28 services. Section 28 services provide an individual with a disability with a worker(s) who will help them with behavior management, community involvement, and activities of daily living. There is a subdivision within Section 28 that is referred to as […]
As a mom to two “screen monsters”, I really didn’t want to love the newest obsession. But as a mom to two quirky kids, I’ve quickly come to love it. Here’s why I love it and you probably will too if you have a child that falls somewhere on the wide spectrum of autism, sensory-processing disorder, or other social disorders.
I was actually able to ask the evaluator years later, why she had diagnosed him with PDD-NOS instead of Autism and she said it was because how connected he was to me. Because he cuddled with me, made eye contact with me, craved my social presence, and shared his world with me she didn’t think he met the textbook diagnosis of Autism.
Here’s the thing. That is a myth.
The Occupational Therapy Framework, which I had to memorize by heart as a college student, breaks down our lives into seven occupations. The goal at mind is to find happiness, independence, and balance between the seven occupations: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Instruments of Daily Living (IADLs) Rest & Sleep Education Work Play Leisure Social […]