Changes

Changes

My daughter Adalyn was diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorder at age 2. One of the most challenging things about being a special-needs parent is combating problem behaviors and self injurious behaviors. I’ve learned that when you’re doing the same...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

It’s that time of year. Ady’s letter was sent out this week to her classmates. We have a tradition to send out “Ady’s Letter”  at the beginning of each school year. This marks a fresh start for the new school year and hopefully a year of making new friends.  The...
Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

My daughter Adalyn has loved the water since she was very little. She was diagnosed with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder when she was around 2 years old. I think of how far we’ve come since then.  From the time she was really young Ady has always loved...
Sorry, Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

During a lunch conversation with a friend the other day I was reminded that typical adults and children need to be aware of individuals with autism just as much as kids with autism need to be taught to function in the world around them. It goes both ways. We get...
In The Blink Of An Eye

In The Blink Of An Eye

It seems like it was just yesterday. I can remember her lying on my chest during her first year. I stayed home with her that year. I can say that was most certainly the best year of my life. Adalyn was my first born. I didn’t think about autism being a possibility. As...