• 6 Steps to Host an Autism-Friendly Christmas for Autistic Children

    (Inside: A guide for extended family to host an autism-friendly Christmas to help their autistic loved ones enjoy the family holidays with everyone else!) It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s lights up everywhere, people are crowding stores finding the perfect gifts for their loved ones, there’s cookies to bake, family to visit, and […]

  • How to Explain Autism to Neurotypical Kids

    (Inside: It can be hard to know how to explain autism to neurotypical kids, but it’s so important that we teach our kids about autism early! So I’m sharing all my best tips!) “Why do I have to eat my veggies when he gets to just eat crackers and chicken nuggets?” “Whyyyyy is he always […]

  • 3 Simple Reasons to Use Identity Language For Autistics

    (Inside: Check out these 3 simple reasons to use identity language when referring to the autistic community, from an autistic mom of an autistic kiddo!) As a mom of two disabled children, I was shocked to find that there is so much controversy over what exactly we say. I’m not talking about the basics, like not […]

  • My Son Won’t Be Playing Pokemon Go Anymore

    When Pokemon Go came out, I’ll be the first to admit I thought the craze was a little ridiculous. But really, what was the harm? Kids were out walking around instead of spending all of their time inside. It felt like the entire community was out in parks when the game first started. It wasn’t […]

  • 3 Vital Reasons All Autistic Kids Need Sensory Activities & Sensory Play

    (Inside: You’ve got to check out these 3 vital reasons all autistic kids need sensory activities. Adding sensory play to an autistic child’s day is life-changing!) “Have you tried sensory activities?” It was a simple question, but when my son’s OT asked I got nervous… See, to me, sensory = messy. The absolute last thing I want […]