The Special Needs bundle you CANNOT afford to miss!

Guess what is the number 1 seller this year at BYB2018?

Technically, it’s the mystery bundle. That tells me you are curious folks!  However, of the bundles into which people can look  BEFORE they buy, guess which of THOSE bundles are number 1?… the Special Needs Bundle!

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Teaching Life Skills & Self-Care for Special Needs Kids

So let’s talk about chores and self-care for special needs kids

Are you making self-care for special needs kids a priority?  I know not all of us have kids whose special needs enable them to do everything for themselves.  I’m definitely Not saying that every kid should do everything for themselves, by themselves.  But stop for a minute and ask yourself, truly, are you allowing them to work up to the best of their abilities?  I remember the first time an Early Interventionist called me out.  I definitely thought I wasn’t doing too much for my son, but I totally was.

Teaching life skills and self-care for special needs kids is an important part of our role as homeschooling parents.

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How autism affects siblings & 9 ways to offer support

Wondering how autism affects siblings?

You’re not alone.  How autism affects siblings and their relationship is a common curiosity.  After “K’s” diagnosis, it was one of the things I thought about most often.  I can’t tell you how many google searches I poured over.  A few years later,  I chose to write my sociology research paper on the effect of Autism on Neurotypical Siblings (NTs).

How very few research papers I found on the topic back then shocked and saddened me.  Most of what I did find had more to do with the autism siblings’ risk of developing the disorder themselves. Fortunately, there’s suddenly a flourishing body of research, which will hopefully continue to grow.  So, if you’re curious about the outcomes of autism sibling relationships and ways to help, I’ve got some information to help you.

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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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9 quick and easy tips to make a killer trick-or-treat night with Special Needs

Are you looking for a way to make trick-or-treating with autism easier? I've got 9 tips to make your outing a heck of a lot easier!

How can you make trick-or-treating with autism easier?

When my son was younger, we had a hard time going trick-or-treating. He seemed to like the idea of it, but there were just some things… ya know? Trick-or-treating with Autism can be tricky. There were things I found myself apologizing for, being frustrated with, or that he was super frustrated with. Over time we’ve come up with solutions that are helpful for us. I’ve also checked in with one of my mommy groups for some of their creative solutions as well. Today I’m sharing these tips with you to help your trick-or-treat go more smoothly this year. I’m also including a free printable addressing some of the common problems to help you spread awareness among your neighborhood.

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