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,...

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...