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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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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Why we started having a life skills lessons day

Why I added a life skills lessons day to our week: Halfway through our second homeschool year, I realized I put too much emphasis on traditional learning.

Our first year of homeschool had basically zero life skills lessons in it.

I was so freaked out our first year of homeschooling, that all I could think about was making sure I hit every standard and goal.  Let’s just survive this year without killing each other mode. Raise your hand if that was you too! 😉 Then I got to thinking, “Is my kid going to need to know every single scientific fact that we are learning?Maybe. “Is he going to need to be prepared to live on his own?” Hopefully. Realistically, I think my son will live on his own one day and I want him to be prepared for that.  If you suspect your kids will be on their own one day, are you teaching them that way?  If not, there is help for you here!

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How to move beyond Echolalia in no time

Do you have a child with echolalia?

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on the blog, my son started out with two words that he subsequently lost, and he became nonverbal for a season of his life. We were fortunate to start early intervention very young and have a very good response to it. We were stuck, however, with echolalia for quite a while. I understand that it’s easier than nonverbal, as far as giving your child a voice and helping them to be heard. I was grateful for him to have any words at all, even if they were echolalic. The thing was, he still often ran into communication difficulties that would cause meltdowns.

As I’ve said, I’m just a special needs mom, a homeschooler, sharing what works for us in case it can also be something that works for you. So here goes, I am going to share what help my son overcome echolalia in case it can help you too…

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Facial Expressions BINGO!

Do you have a kid that loves to play bingo?  Does he or she also need practice with reading facial expressions?  If so, the facial expressions bingo game will be a homerun with your family!  This PDF has 24 unique bingo cards, with a various 60 different faces used across the 24 cards.  You’ll find 60 call-out slips matching the faces from which the caller can call out.

The Facial Expressions Bingo game is a fun way to help your children practice reading facial expressions!

Facial Expressions BINGO!

Do you have a kid that loves to play bingo?  Does he or she also need practice with reading facial expressions?  If so, the facial expressions bingo game will be a homerun with your family!  This PDF has 24 unique bingo cards, with a various 60 different faces used across the 24 cards.  You’ll find 60 call-out slips matching the faces from which the caller can call out.

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