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...

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...

I’m Not a Teacher

I’m Not a Teacher I’m not a teacher. I don’t have a child in a public school at the moment. But, why can’t lessons be pre recorded and homework given appropriately? My full time working friends and friends with special needs kiddos are pulling their hair out...

Moving? Top Questions to Ask Schools when Your Child Has Autism

    Can YOU interview Elementary, Middle, and High Schools???   Absolutely.   Whenever you change schools, it could possibly wreak havoc on your child. Especially if they are on the Autism Spectrum.  Change is difficult for typical people, so you can imagine how it...