Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

Connor rocks. He went from a self-contained special education classroom to graduating early at 16! Yes, he’s on the Autism Spectrum, but that did not stop him. It was definitely challenging, but thankfully “Team Connor” was 100% behind him the whole...

Life Lessons – Proud Momma Moment – Meghan Ashburn

Life Lesons – Proud momma moment! (It’s a good story, I promise.) I had to visit one of my older boys in the middle school clinic a couple of weeks ago. There was another boy in there who (I assume) was autistic. He seemed to be a frequent flyer in the...

Is My 2yr Old Showing Signs of ASD?

I know doctors cannot tell me in the group and can really only tell me to go see a doctor,  lol but I’d love any opinions. Anyone else notice similar things, who’s best to go to that will actually take me seriously? He’s always chewed on everything...

Tell Me Your Story with Gina Montanez

Tell Me Your Story with Gina Montanez Meltdowns were out of this world. Totally isolated,tried daycare….but, the twins were not welcomed back. There is not a lot of grace, empathy, or basic kindness for people who are just different. Tools she has given her kids...

I’ve been beaten. I’m tired of fighting. I can’t do 1 more IEP.

I can’t do 1 more IEP meeting because it won’t make a difference. I’m sharing this story for the newbies. I grew up here, went to school here, and fought a good 17 years for my kids – here. I never thought I would be that mom to homeschool. Elementary school was...

Lance – A Survivor – And He Scripts in His Head

Lance came into this world at 32 weeks and weighing in at just 5lbs. Within 24 hours he dropped to 4lbs but after just 1 week we took our tiny baby home. He didn’t eat solids until he was 3 due to swallowing issues and didn’t walk until 4. He was nonverbal...