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Featured Upcoming Events – STOKED!

Featured Upcoming Events – STOKED!

January 21, 2022 Monster Jam More information January 22, 2022 Teens and Adults (All Ages) with Autism Online Game Night More information Family Scavenger Hunt! More information FACT - Teen Time: Monster Jam (ages 13-18) More information FACT - Social Club- Monster...

Flapping Happy! New Events!

Flapping Happy! New Events!

In-Progress Ice Cold Front Sk8 "The Chill Factor" January 14, 2022 @ 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM at Peninsula Family Skating Center-Newport News Virginia Adult roller-skating event celebrating the culture of African-American roller-skating....

Cole Said a FULL Sentence!

Cole Said a FULL Sentence!

An amazing thing happened today which we don't hear all the time!!!! Cole said a full sentence clear as day: “I want to go home." AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!! May not sound like a big deal but it is SUCH A BIG DEAL!! He says many words but does not always say full sentences....

She Doesn’t Care About Thanksgiving Dinner

She Doesn’t Care About Thanksgiving Dinner

We left the house about 12:50 to walk down to Live Oak Cafe for our 1:00 reservation…that’s where our Thanksgiving dinner story begins, long story short, we still haven’t had dinner.(btw that in no way reflects Live Oak, their dinner was amazing and I look forward to...

Giveaway!!!! Santa Texts with Photos, Videos, and MORE!

Giveaway!!!! Santa Texts with Photos, Videos, and MORE!

Win Texts, Photos, and other Goodies from Santa! SIX (6) Families Can Win!! Have Santa Text Your Child This Christmas! Texts and photos everyday! Thirty Customized texts from YOU - SANTA! This is going to be so much fun!!! Fill out this form and the winners will be...

There’s NO Crying on Halloween

There’s NO Crying on Halloween

Finding the spectrum parents was one of the best things that happened to us on our Autism journey. For me, autism was very isolating. My kiddo is on the moderate to severe end of the spectrum. Having a group to go to for advice and support was something I didn't know...

Maersk Made My Kid Feel Like a HERO!!

Maersk Made My Kid Feel Like a HERO!!

Maersk Made My Kid Feel Like a HERO!! When we asked Gray what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said it had to be in line with his current interests. Going to the Eastern Shore all the time on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and our days on the beach at the bay he...

Upcoming Autism Events – Hampton Roads

Upcoming Autism Events – Hampton Roads

October 29, 2021 Halloween Party at The Greene Turtle October 29, 2021 @ 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM at The Greene Turtle Let’s get together for a Halloween party at The Greene Turtle in Hampton! There will be music, karaoke, a costume contest, and more. There is a kids party...

Uncontrollable Fears that Keep Autism  Parents Up At Night

Uncontrollable Fears that Keep Autism Parents Up At Night

What do autism parents worry about daily? ➖ Little to no support or encouragement from spouse or family ➖Helping my kids find their village ➖Providing the tools to help her succeed as an adult ➖My son is being included in activities with peers. ➖For me, support. For...

Autism Meltdowns & Artwork = Help ❤️

Autism Meltdowns & Artwork = Help ❤️

Kids are terrified and having extreme meltdowns, throwing things, and some are banging their heads against the wall. Autism is hard. Why? They cannot communicate their needs or feelings. Changes are too drastic. Routines are out the window. We all try our best to help...

Stop EVERY TIME for Ice Cream 😍

Stop EVERY TIME for Ice Cream 😍

While they're young, collect precious moments. Treasure every tear-streaming giggle, every smile that lights up their face, and most importantly, surround yourself with simple pleasures. Go on a picnic, catch tons of sunfish, go blueberry picking, teach them how to...

The Kindergarten Principal who kicked me out of Public Schools

The Kindergarten Principal who kicked me out of Public Schools

Let's start with me..I was a 4-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed mess. I was that child….the child teachers rolled their eyes at….hair out of place, messy hand-me-down clothes, free lunch child from the projects, who was always dirty. I was pig-headed, street-savvy,...

Autism Mom Guilt

Autism Mom Guilt

Oh, crap. My son got another array of questionable bug bites. How am I going to send him to school looking like this? How am I going to get away with another unexcused absence without him failing?  😣 He won't stop scratching at them and getting them infected, and CPS...

The Ultimate Guide to Upcoming Autism Events in Hampton Roads

The Ultimate Guide to Upcoming Autism Events in Hampton Roads

"Thanks so much for planning tonight’s event. I almost didn’t do it and I really had to step out of my comfort zone since everything is so new and scary right now,  but it was exactly what I think we all needed." -Stephanie Beggs, Spectrum Parents Mom Got an...

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Autism Mom’s Day MONTH

Autism Mom’s Day MONTH

All of the following are in the works for Mother’s Day Month so keep MAY open! We are celebrating Mom’s Day the whole month of May! Contest to win a night with brunch at The Historic Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club! Comedy & Autism = Best Therapy EVER with Winston...

Temple Grandin ZOOMED with US

Temple Grandin ZOOMED with US

I wanted to say that getting to actually ask Temple Grandson questions was awesome. I have seen several recordings of her speak, but never been able to ask questions. That was really neat. - Stacey Berry, Autism Mom

We had a Blast Exploring the Eastern Shore

We had a Blast Exploring the Eastern Shore

We had a blast exploring the Eastern Shore with friends!! We saw boats, shells, a freestanding fireplace, abandoned boats, abandoned houses, gardens and beach with cement ships!! The boys loved it and added bonus on way home we saw a whole pod of dolphins jumping out...

Move Over, Magic Mike

Move Over, Magic Mike

We like to PLAY. Giggle. Runaway. Go off-roading. Share our biggest fears. Be adventurous. Create incredible memories. Take tons of pics. Go Ice Skate with Super Hero’s. Ride in Santa’s Sleigh. Guzzle adult beverages at Autism on Ice. Hold each other’s hands. Go...

Despite Losing Our Minds, We Rocked 2020

Despite Losing Our Minds, We Rocked 2020

Remember when we all thought COVID would be over by summer 2020? Yeah, right. The icing on the cake was when we went down to 10 people and forced me to think completely out of the box and go a little nuts. Jim Carrey Frustrated GIF from Jimcarrey GIFs Despite...

We Got The Deloreans!!!!! SAVE THE DATE

We Got The Deloreans!!!!! SAVE THE DATE

Be prepared to be wowed.  We get to watch the Deloreans behind the scenes next Thursday, Jan 21st. So stoked. No make-up, costumes, just awesome music. From....Willoughby a.k.a. Billy Idol ???? “I always get a charge out of playing in this band," Willoughby said....

Who Wants to Laugh Their Asses off with Me?

Who Wants to Laugh Their Asses off with Me?

I was lucky enough to snag a book written by Erma Bombeck from my Grandma’s collection. This was 20 some years ago and I still remember laughing my ass off while reading it. Since she’s so funny I decided to gift Em, my niece a book written by her and she loves it....

Choice Insurance Gives to My Autism Events

Choice Insurance Gives to My Autism Events

As part of the Choice Cares program, Choice Insurance Agency is pleased to support Spectrum Parents. When you complete the insurance quote request form below and receive your insurance review, we will make a $50 donation to the Spectrum Parents program. Once you...

Farm Tour and Trivia in Australia! (Online)

Farm Tour and Trivia in Australia! (Online)

Join us on a tour of our Australia Farm. We will provide a close encounter with some very special, very friendly animals. I have developed some intriguing trivia questions for you to have fun trying to answer. Some answers you may know, the rest we hope you will be...

Painting with Red Wine – Save the Date!

Painting with Red Wine – Save the Date!

We will learn to paint with RED WINE ONLY - Online This activity is very special, it is not only about the art, but as well about enjoying time with friends. Sounds cool, right? At the moment very few people worldwide use this technique, and I would be very happy to...

So Many Events! Get Your Calendars Out!

So Many Events! Get Your Calendars Out!

Sensory Friendly Morning at the Virginia Aquarium at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum January 9, 2021 @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM View GonnawannaSWISHagin' with FACT at Friends School January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM View Awesome Adults with Autism (Online...

Comedian + Autism Teacher = Best Therapy Ever

Comedian + Autism Teacher = Best Therapy Ever

We got WINSTON again. He's more than just a comedian. He's a former Autism Teacher. And it's very interactive. It's more like a Bitch Session with Winston. We've had Winston as a guest 3-4 times. And it is seriously the best therapy ever. ‪ Join us on #zoom for...

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