Avoiding Learned Helplessness

Avoiding Learned Helplessness

The term was first mentioned to me by the brilliant woman who ran our Home Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic when we were discussing her decades of observations in classrooms and in the world. My boys were young, and I was still feeling my way in the dark. My heart...
Empowering Parents and Autism

Empowering Parents and Autism

Many parents are overwhelmed with the vast amount of information and advice given to them about Autism. It’s all so confusing, often overwhelming and sometimes even conflicting. Make sure they look you in the eyes. Eye contact is a social skill and it will help them...
Transitioning to Summer

Transitioning to Summer

If you are like me, the start of Summer brings a mixture of excitement and dread. Sunshine and popsicles- YEAH! Schedule changes and lots of extra free time- NOT yeah. As the Momma of two autistic boys, I feel a deep empathy when they struggle during any big life...