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? ¬†ūüė£ He won’t stop scratching at them and getting them infected,...

Are Milestones A Colossal Fail For Autism Families?

We welcome our little bundles of joy into this world, and we are filled with so much fun and happiness, but even before we have a moment to enjoy all our emotions, milestones become our focus. We watch them closely, and then we are smacked in the face by the fact our...

His First Words, And How It Healed My Soul

His First Words, And How It Healed My Soul A real hero is my son, Rocky. He has that name for a reason, but I’ll save that for another day. He is Nonverbal, Autistic, and has Short Bowel Syndrome. He grew up in the NICU for 2 years before ever seeing the light...

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

Not our plan but, hey he’s happy.

My oldest son, who has been on the fast track since 4th grade has decided he will not be going to college. It’s not a definitive “not going” but a not going upon graduation. Am I happy that my child, who fought his way into the gifted cluster (2E),...