Autism

HOPE For Autism Moms

I have been an autism mom for 27 years now and there have been times of despair, anger, and hopelessness throughout the parenting process.  There have also been those mountaintop experiences that have kept me going! HOPE for autism moms is critical for ourselves, our child’s and our…

Traveling With Autism Successfully

  Our family just returned home from a ten-day car trip.  Thirteen states in 10 days and we threw in a family reunion just for good measure.  Traveling with autism is not easy! Yes, it was RISKY especially with a car packed full with 5 of our 6 kids…

Let’s NOT Cure Autism Now!

  I have issues… I have issues with the cure autism movement.  For the record, I do not doubt these organizations good intentions.  I believe with my whole heart that they are trying to help. I am grateful to all the people who work hard on behalf of autistic…

7 Helpful Essential Oils for Autism

I asked my daughter Kylie, who is 24 and autistic what essential oils have helped her cope with the “CRAZY” world she has to live in.  So, for the record, she helped with this post and I want to give credit where credit is due.  I feel that…

The Forgotten Children of Autism…Siblings

  Autism siblings… now there is a group of people you rarely hear about.   If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that I am passionate about autism awareness. As a mother of a 24-year-old autistic daughter.  I have…

10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Autism

    I have a passion for people with autism.  It is driven by my deep love for my daughter Kylie who has autism.  It has been my observation over the past 24 years that there is a great deal of confusion out there about the autism spectrum.  Kylie and…

The Autistic Family

Let me just come out with it, being a mother of a child with autism has its ups and downs.   I have been doing this though for the past 25 years and while it has been the most challenging thing I have ever experienced it also continues to be…

How To Help Your Autistic Child Cope With The Holidays

  The Holidays are a happy time for most people.   For the family with an autistic member, the Holidays can be stressful! OK, that might be an understatement but we’re going to stick with the word STRESSFUL for now. For most of my daughter Kylie’s 24…

The BEST Gluten Free Products

I am so excited to share with you our family’s favorite gluten-free products! I was on the phone with a dear friend yesterday talking about the process of going gluten-free.  You see, her son just got his blood work back from the doctors and he has…

What is it like to be Autistic?

  The following is an interview with our daughter Kylie about what it is like to be autistic.  I hope it will give you insight and fill you with compassion for children and adults who live with or love someone with autism. With knowledge comes understanding…   What do…

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