There's a lot involved with learning to talk including motor planning, breath control, coordination of the mouth, tongue, vocal chords, and muscles. If one or more of those components isn't working properly, especially for children on the spectrum, speech may be severely delayed or not develop at all. Just because a child is not speaking, … Continue reading Bridging The Communication Gap With Signs
As a mom of a child on the autism spectrum, I'm always on the lookout for products that can help my son adjust and interact with the world around him. Throughout the day we play with a variety of super fun toys that help him get the wiggles out, engage with others and focus his … Continue reading SENSATIONAL TOYS FOR SENSORY KIDS
Your very first IEP can be nerve racking - all those meetings, evaluations and paperwork. I know, I've been there. Whether you're transitioning from early intervention or starting your little one with services for the very first time, I'm here to help you through it all. First things first If your child has been receiving … Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST IEP
If you missed the latest hot debate, Glenn Anderson, a host at Cleveland’s WDOK recently announced the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” would be removed from the holiday rotation. Glenn explains that although the song was written in 1944, “now while reading it, it seems very manipulative and wrong. The world we live in is … Continue reading Baby, It’s Controversial Outside
This isn’t really a coming-out post since I’ve already shared my secret with most of my friends and family. So my friend, this is a post for you - who didn’t know about pan-sexuality, you - who’s looking for validation for your feelings, you - who needs to discover yourself and a community to belong. … Continue reading Yes Virginia, You Can Be Pansexual
Found an old poem I wrote in 2001.... One day I decided to stop looking for more One night I decided to sleep on the floor There was no question, there was no confusion There was just no reason for the logic I was using So my new life began taking the role of being … Continue reading untitled.
Thanks for stopping by! I write mainly about being a mom and our atypical family, hoping to reach other moms who need support raising and understanding children with autism spectrum and sensory processing challenges. And, on occasion, I'll share some flash fiction stories and poetry. I really appreciate that you found me and hope some … Continue reading welcome ♥
I leaned against the cold stone wall as he pressed his body into mine. Breathing slowly, he kissed my cheek, then traced his lips down my neck. I could feel his fingers slide under my shirt and just as he reached the curve of my... “Cam!” “Huh…” dammit. Did I just space out again? “Jesus … Continue reading “Affection”
This statement is not totally truthful. I do care, a lot, what people think of my son. How other people view Autism affects how he is treated, so it’s very important that I do my best to explain his Autism to the people in his life. But explaining a spectrum disorder to people who don’t … Continue reading EXPLAINING AUTISM
Created by artist and animator Tom Bancroft, #MerMay is a month long celebration of mermaids!! Artists from around the globe at all skill levels participate by drawing mermaids and share on social media using the hashtag #MerMay or #MerMay2018. There's even an inspirational prompt on mermay.com. Here's some of my favs from Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/p/BiYcPSwjuhC/?saved-by=riellygrey https://www.instagram.com/p/BicOGPfjKQY/?saved-by=riellygrey https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZOk4OlMiW/?saved-by=riellygrey … Continue reading #MerMay 2018 is Back!!!!