I’m guessing based on the demographics of my readers, that most of you are familiar with the 90s classic movie The Princess Bride. In there, Vizzini cackles, “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” Well, I have created my own spin on that famous line. Continue reading
I am SO excited! I reviewed A 5 is Against the Law by Kari Dunn Buron on the Home Educating Family review site. But that’s not why I am excited. Here’s why: five, yes FIVE people will win a copy, and everyone can take advantage of a discount!
Head on over to see what I think of this book, and enter to win your own copy. I’ll tell you this much, if you have someone that’s going to be 13 or up with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s, you want this book. It is fabulous for helping teens learn about social skills. Now, go try to win a copy!
Tonight I sat at a restaurant table with four other women. We were just a bunch of moms out for a night together without kids. Typical.
Or were we? Continue reading
A week ago Sunday night I invited some Twitter friends to play a game. “You might be an autism parent if…” Well, one of my friends (@RaisingASDKids) turned that into the hashtag (subject for conversation) #Youmightbeanautismparentif and the fun was on! I actually got silenced by Twitter because I sent too many tweets and retweeted all the #youmightbeanautismparentif tweets.
It has now been a week, and #youmightbeanautismparentif is still going strong! So, if you missed the action, here are some of the best from the first few hours a week ago. Continue reading
“Baseball team!” my son yelled. “You need to get down here RIGHT NOW!” He looked up into the tree at his imaginary team. “You’re late for the game! COME DOWN NOW!”
I almost fell off the bench.
This article comes to us thanks to the July/August 2007 edition of Autism/Asperger’s Digest magazine. It is reprinted here with their permission. You may want to get pencil and paper ready (there is a copious amount of information here for all parents and teachers), and I’m sure you’ll find helpful tips for helping your child. The discussion is specifically about homework, but her guidance can be applied to many life skills all children have to learn.
Our daily lives are made up of an endless stream of thoughts,
decisions, actions and reactions to the people and environment
in which we live. The internal and external actions fit together, sometimes seamlessly sometimes not,largely dependent upon a set of invisible yet highly important skills we call Executive Functioning (EF). These skills, which involve planning, organizing, sequencing, prioritizing, shifting attention, and time management can be well-developed in some people(think traffic controllers, wedding planners, business CEOs, etc.) and less developed in others. They are vital in all parts of life, from making coffee to running a profitable business. The skills develop naturally, without specific, formal training, and we all have them to some degree – or at least, we all assume we all have them. Continue reading
SURPRISE! Wit & Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids has made its Amazon debut early! That means it’s time to get this giveaway STARTED! WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!
You can now read a piece by yours truly that has never before been in print. And, no, I won’t be putting it up on the blog.
You can now laugh and cry as you read heartwarming stories from parents of children with autism spectrum children. Continue reading