4 important reasons your child should know they’re autistic

Have you ever wondered when to tell your child about their autism?

Sometimes parents have a choice about when to tell the kids about their disability or disorder.  Other times, it’s really obvious.  If they’re in a wheelchair that’s not something you can hide; or anything else like that for that matter.  But when it comes to some neurological disorders, that’s really easy to hide.  It’s not just autism obviously, but ADHD, OCD, you name it.

My experience not knowing…

I grew up without any official diagnosis of anything. I was always just a quirky kid.  Some people love me for it, others were frustrated by it.  I’m betting it depended more on the moment than the person. I always struggled with friendships and life in general and it was devastating at times.

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The Dark Side of Social Media for Special Needs Parents part 1

Special needs parents, have you ever posted something about your child's disability, something important, only to have it ignored? I may know why.The dark side of social media for special needs Parents

This has happened to me many times, so I know it has to have happened to my fellow special needs parents! At least once, but I’m guessing way more. You post a very uncomfortable but important article about your child’s disability. Your post is an effort to educate everyone else or maybe ask for some prayer and support. Then minutes, hours, days later… crickets. No likes, no shares, no comments. Yet, all the other things you posted over the last few days have plenty of likes, shares, or comments.  What gives?!

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4 simple steps for lesson planning when you have special needs in your homeschool

Discover our super simple 4 step process to lesson planning with special needs or when life is unpredictable (Works great with digital curriculum too)!

Discover our super simple 4 step process to lesson planning with special needs or when life is unpredictable (Works great with digital curriculum too)!
We make plans, and then life happens, right?

Lesson planning when life is unpredictable

Have you ever wondered how you should go about lesson planning in your homeschool? It can be hard to plan in detail or for an extended period when you are working around special needs. With my own family, we’ve tried several methods and had issues with planning too far ahead. We’ve also seen a lot of struggle, however, with flying by the seat of our pants and trying to be overly flexible. Yes, I said overly flexible; ha ha… Believe it or not, there is such a thing! I’m going to share what works for us, how we work it all out, and I hope that it will make planning easier for you too.

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Tips for a successful play date

Have you had a really horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad play date that just made you want to hole-up forever? I've got tips to help your next try.I’m worried a play date will end horribly for us…

So have you had that really horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad play date that just made you want to hole-up forever in the safety of you home?  I am willing to bet most, if not every, special needs parents have had at least one.  I definitely have, and it still takes all I can muster some days to put those experiences behind me.

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Tips for traveling with a child special needs

What do I need to know about traveling with a special needs child? I've got you covered! Come see what we consider crucial as a traveling military family! Special needs travel | homeschool travelers | on the go

How can I make it easier traveling with a special needs child?

I see this question all the time!  My kids are quite the little travelers at this point and should probably have their own child travel blog.  😂 They’ve made multiple trips from New Jersey to Houston and San Francisco by plane moved back and forth between Hawai’i and California (now to Nevada), and countless road trips around the mainland.  I suppose that’s one of the benefits to military life and having family all over.
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