How to Build a Support Network as a Special Needs Parent

How to Build a Support Network as a Special Needs Parent

Parenting an autistic child can be difficult, there’s no way around that. But, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Especially when you build a support network as a special needs parent.  But what if you have no support network? Then what can you do? I know it may sound almost impossible, especially with everything…

Why Routines and Schedules are Important for Autistic Children
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Why Routines and Schedules are Important for Autistic Children

A little bit of structure is beneficial for anyone, I think. But when it comes to individuals with autism, I would argue that there is a need for routine and consistency. That’s why we’re talking about the importance of routine for autism in this post. Beyond that, we’re going to talk about how to establish routine…

What Are the Benefits of Habilitation for Autistic Teens?

What Are the Benefits of Habilitation for Autistic Teens?

As your child with autism becomes a teenager with autism, in the United States, services will begin to open up that you may not have had access to before. It’s just another confusing step on this overall autism parenting journey. These services are called habilitation services. But just what are they? And are they really…

Why We Need Autism Acceptance and Not Just Autism Awareness

Why We Need Autism Acceptance and Not Just Autism Awareness

In 2015, I endeavored to write a series of posts called Autism A to Z.  One of those posts was written about autism acceptance. This post was created out of a frustration around autism awareness month and autism awareness day. I wondered- why. Why are we limiting this to just awareness? Why are people stopping…