Happy Birthday America!
Independence Day marks the birth of the United States of America, founded in 1776, making the country 244 years old come July 4th, 2020. To express our patriotism, most of us anticipate and celebrate The Fourth of July with big, loud bangs and displays of continuous, intense, and bright bursts of lights. However, for those […]
An Autism Journey Through the Eyes of Derrick Airhart, An Autism Dad
I still remember the day my wife and I sat in the screening room at Texas Children’s. They had us sit in a room with monitors and observe our son interacting with a specialist in the other room. Our hearts began to sink in those few moments as we could see that something wasn’t right. […]
Happy Father’s Day!
Some people don’t believe in heroes…they haven’t met my dad though. My daddy looked at me with a smile on his face and said to me, that I’ll always be safe. I said, “Why daddy, why?” as I started to grin, coz I knew my favorite song was about to begin. And he said, “You’re […]
Shockwaves of Acceptance – Ann and Tyler Horton
Send Shockwaves of Acceptance “Why do you care? He’s too retarded to do anything about it anyway.” The freckled face that stared back at me was adorned with a smug look. The look of a winner. The look of someone who knows but does not understand. A person who realizes but refuses to accept. I […]
Happy “AUSOME” Mother’s Day!
We Love YOU to Pieces. Counselor. Coach. Chef. Chauffeur. Hero. Nurse. Teacher. First my mother, forever my friend. Home is where MOM is, and the love begins. We appreciate, applaud, and forever love YOU! Everyone loves a good story. We love to see a great movie. We love a good dinner, good conversation, a good […]
WE ARE IN YOUR CORNER!! COVID-19: Top 7 Support Tips for Parents Raising Children on the Autism Spectrum H.O.P.E.F.U.L. These are unique and challenging times, but we are in this together. Under typical circumstances, our lives can be chaotic and stressful. Given the uncertainty of the virus, we face new, additional challenges that require us […]
DIY Photos Compliments of www.healthymummy.com Halloween is an exciting holiday for children, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders. Preparation and planning can help you stay stress-free. Whether this is your child’s first Halloween or not, here are some ideas to help you and your child enjoy […]
Reflections-My Special Needs Son’s 22nd Birthday
My son, Eric, recently turned 22 years old and as always, his birthday is a definitive celebration of life as well as a mixed bag of emotions. Some birthdays, of course, like the milestones, affect me more than others but they are all extra meaningful. You see, Eric was born at 26 weeks, weighed 1.3 […]
We Never Gave Up
by Victoria, Fort Bend High School Student & Miss Teen America contestant I have spent my life battling dyslexia, autism, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, developmental vision, and multiple other known learning disorders. I believe students can overcome disabilities without having to bang their heads against a table for someone to listen. I am writing […]
3 Tips for Living with a Sibling with Autism High School Freshmen, Leah Sterling, has grown up with an older brother who is on the autism spectrum. Leah offers some sisterly advice and tips on living with a sibling with autism 1. Be vigilant It’s always important to be aware of how your siblings reacts […]