Autism parents who choose to homeschool their children often get extra questions. After all, why would we choose to homeschool a child who has social delays? Don’t they need to be in school to practice their social skills?
Last week I wrote my answer to that question on HEDUA’s blog. Continue reading
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who stopped by or shared the link to Kimberly’s sale. You helped her raise over $6,000 for her family to find a new home! I am praising God with her at His blessing of her efforts.
Many of you out there know someone who may lose their home, or you have faced that threat, too. Kimberly of Joyful Momma knows it’s going to happen to her.
But she is not giving up. She is still trying to help her family get money for a new place to live.
If you have children or a kitchen or a home, there may be something in her Big Blessing Sale that you’d like. She has put together a bundle containing $100 worth of downloadable products for ONLY $20!
This deal is good for only this week. Why not go check it out and spread the word? Thanks!
P.S. She just released a really cool book, The Joyful Momma’s Guide to Shopping & Cooking Frugally, so check that out while you’re there, too!
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
If you’ve been reading Many Hats Mommy for a while, you know I’m not the best planner in the world. For me, organization is a hard-acquired skill, say like training a man to put his clothes in the hamper. It’s just plain challenging for me. Then God decided to give me a son who thrives on routine and finds comfort in a written schedule. What’s that they say about God and a sense of humor? Continue reading