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Not our plan but, hey he’s happy.

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), who gained early...

Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

https://youtu.be/q3vUZqYedwE 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...

Life Lessons – Proud Momma Moment – Meghan Ashburn

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 nurse's station...

Is My 2yr Old Showing Signs of ASD?

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 but most recently...

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 include decompressing and down time. It...

Lance – A Survivor – And He Scripts in His Head

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 until 4 1/2...

Today was one of those days I live for – Izzy being Izzy

Today was one of those days I live for – Izzy being Izzy

What a beautiful day! Life is always stressful in September because Theresa is so busy with work, end-of-fiscal year projects closing, and new ones to bid for, yada, yada, yada. This year is so much more than most. COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. Having to...