There is plenty of discussion regarding support, awareness, and best approaches to making day to day life better. However, one key aspect is the other children in the house and how they react and take in the situation. For us, we have Miss Kinley, and what a true gem she is.
Sharing our stories about our experience with Autism. Carter, diagnosed at five, is the center of the stories.
Going on vacation can be a challenge for families with special needs children, and finding a fun place for the day can be impossible. Check out our post on Dollywood to see why this place is right for you and your family.
One of the most frustrating things for us is dealing with the public schools and autism. Multiple attempts of different ideas, and still nothing.
Everyone wants to go to the beach, but when you have a child with autism, this may be challenging. No fear, we have some answers here. Autism and the Beach
Autism and Being Outside
How can you make it fun for your child outside while staying safe. What tips do you have?
Carter gets pied in the face for raising money for the National Autism Association.
Playing a little bit of egged on, nothing like a little fun with Mario and water.
Many parents understand how difficult it can be to find the right church for their kids, especially with ones that do not offer Sunday School or youth programs during services. Does Church and Autism mix though? This was our challenge.
Sometimes they have to take a chance, and see how it goes. When you have a child with autism, you never know what the outcome will be. So jump in, and prepare to get wet.
For years, going to the movies was a non-existing part of our lives. Carter would talk loud or have a meltdown from something that didn’t like. He would get bored or scared, or even not walk into the theater at all. This is what we learned!
Let’s just cut to the chase, when you’re preparing to welcome a child into your world, one of the steps on the checklist usually does not consist of your child having Autism. So now what?