• Autism

    Autism Awareness Month:Our Journey

    Some days are good, and some days are not so good. I think that is what many of us mothers who have a child with Autism would say. I don’t talk much publicly about Autism because I want to respect my son’s privacy. But what if by not talking about it, I am doing him a disservice? What if talking about it makes his life easier because more people understand it? What if his friends knew that they needed to ask him more questions and start more conversations with him, because he may not always talk to them? What kind of world would we live in if we didn’t sweep these things under…

  • Autism

    What You Should Know About Early Intervention

      The other day, I was speaking with an early childhood educator about toddlers who begin to exhibit signs of Autism and how hard it can be to navigate the waters of talking to the parents. I remember all too well, the first time Caleb’s preschool teacher asked me if he had been diagnosed with any developmental delays. She was very kind and tactful and handed me a packet for TEIS. At that point, we were beginning to notice some small things. Caleb lost his vocabulary, stopped making eye contact, and really loved to watch spinning wheels. He also was very sensitive to different food textures and wouldn’t eat many foods that most…