• Are You in Eggshell City? Here’s Your Next Step…

    Walking on eggshells in your own home just to keep everything perfect for your Autistic child and avoid meltdowns or outbursts? Oh friend, how I have been there! That’s what I call “Eggshell City”, and I was a resident for YEARS. And let me tell you… As a parent with six kids, it gets really […]

  • 3 New Year’s Goals for Parents of Autistic Children

    It’s finally January, and people everywhere are thinking about setting resolutions and goals for the new year. While most New Year’s Resolutions fail, I do think it’s important to take some time to set intentions for the new year. So I want to share three important New Year’s goals for parents of Autistic children that […]

  • 3 Steps to Deal With Judgy Family During the Holidays

    Holidays tend to be FULL of judgy family members who are all too happy to point out that your Autistic child only eats bread and crackers at holiday dinners or they never give hugs to Great Aunt Sally. It’s basically the worst. So in this post, I’ll be sharing 3 solid steps to deal with […]

  • One Quick Tip to Help Your Autistic Child Handle Transitions

    When I started my Embracing Autism Accelerator program, I found myself answering question after question the same way… “That’s not a sensory struggle, that’s a transition struggle“ “That’s not a demand problem, that’s a transition problem“ “That’s not a communication struggle, that’s a transition struggle“ So if you’ve been struggling to help your Autistic child […]

  • The (Pretty Big) Problem With Teaching Size of Problem

    If you scroll social-emotional learning on Pinterest, it won’t be long until you see a plethora of activities that promise to teach “size of problem, size of reaction”. If you’ve never heard of it, the goal of this is to teach our Autistic children that if a problem is small, they should have a small […]