Embracing Autism: Completely Incomplete

How often do you think about life before Autism? Have you ever made a point of embracing Autism and the positive it's brought to you life?

Embracing Autism: I never knew what I was missing

Thinking back to life before Autism, there are definitely some things that I miss.  Before having my son, I was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force.  There was always the potential for travel, excitement, and adventure…  I had a decent income, which meant I could do all kinds of fun stuff.  Several awards and acknowledgement for my achievements found their way to my shelves, which I loved.  I also didn’t realize how much I was depending on my own strength or how much I was letting my head swell.  I began to sense it and prayerfully decided to separate from the military when I had my son.

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Summer Social Skills Activity

Need a summer social skills activity? I've got a fun activity to prevent a summer slide of your child's social skills! Come check out this sweet treat!

Let’s get social!

Have you been trying to think of a fun way for your child (or students) to practice the social skills they’ve learned?  Many people worry about academics but don’t let the summer slide happen to their social gains either…

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Teaching your child with Autism about death.

Death has been a hot topic here lately…

Unfortunately, death is a reality people face daily, but our ASD kiddos can really struggle with understanding what death is and processing their feelings.  My son is concerned about upcoming deployment for my husband and has been matching what information he knows with CNN & the maps in his bible.  Looks like we are going to be talking about it quite a bit more to prepare him for the “just in case – hope they never happen” scenarios. It’s also come up in Special Needs Moms Network a few times recently, and although I’ve shared my free social story about funerals there, it made me realize I should also share what taught my son about death.

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Resources for When Your Child is a Reluctant Reader

Encouraging you reluctant reader to read

I don’t think it’s any secret to close friends and family that my boys are a bit “lazy” when it comes to hard work.  Honestly, though, it’s not laziness, it’s mental fatigue.  They avoid mental work at all costs. Unpreferred activities make this a huge problem.
My oldest son is most likely hyperlexic.  He has been reading since an incredibly young age and has loved the imaginary world books open up to him.  My younger son, however, struggles with anything related to works and letters.  It’s still just not in his wheelhouse.  It’s work, not pleasure.

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Read the Situation Social Skills Worksheets

Looking for affordable social skills worksheets? You can grab this easy, print and go resource in no time flat- your wallet will thank you!

Read the situation Social Skills Worksheets

If you are ready for a new social skills resource, it’s here!  Read the Situation uses cut & paste activities plus a few write-ins to help your child focus on reading faces and environments.  Your child gets to look at the scene and practice studying what’s going on, and how people are reacting or may react.

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