Tag Archives: change

When quirks are inherited

It’s been a little over a month since we started our in-home services and I have to say, it’s been a real blessing.  We’ve seen Brian start to initiate things like sweeping up his messes and put on his own deodorant.  Transitioning out of the house has already begun to be easier.  Not to mention, […]

The Oddities & Possibilities of In-Home Services

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 […]

When it is Time for a Change

Over time, the consistency of my posts have waned.  Not because I don’t love to write or that I don’t have a gazillion things that would make great blog posts. The more my children grow, the more I’ve had doubts about posting about them particularly as it pertains to the areas in their lives that […]

Truth of the Matter: Change is Harder on Mom.

Individuals with autism do not like change.  It can take a lot of effort to make their way through our sensory-rich environment, without having to navigate change. We use tools to help them, things like visual timers, visual schedules, social stories, and chaining. Last Friday, Brian graduated from the fourth grade.  Next year, he’ll be heading […]

It’s Autism Awareness Month, Are You Aware?

April is Autism Awareness Month. Are you aware of autism? Do you see autism in your life regularly? Did you know that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism? Are you aware that boys are diagnosed almost five times more than girls? Did you know that autism is characterized by difficulties with social interaction, verbal and […]

In 2015, I Resolve To…

I gave up making New Years Resolutions a few years ago because, well because I never stick to them.  But I’m gonna give it another go.  I’m not going to say that I’ll stop procrastinating or I’ll be more organized, because after 32 years of living like this, it’s not gonna change…. So this year, […]

Social Story: Moving to a New Home

As I’ve mentioned previously we are getting ready to move to our new home! We brought both boys to the house soon after our offer was accepted last month.  Brian was so confused and upset.  The previous owners were still living in the house at that time and he really wanted to get into all […]