Category: Managing Behaviour

Please Stop Telling Me My Son’s Autism is a Gift…Until You Walk in My Shoes..

It’s been awhile..My freelancing writing and blogging has taking off which is great, but has keeping me from what I’ve wanted to do, write about my love, my boy, Andrew, and spreading Autism Awareness. Every time I sit down to write, I often already have a positive message to end on in mind. I don’t have that today.  Today I…

I See You Starring, Do Not Judge Me Until You Can Look In the Mirror and Say That You Are Perfect.

I see you, sitting there subtly staring. Your look of disapproval is not invisible to me. I see you, sitting at the next table with your children, puzzled at my decision, at my parenting practices. I see you, looking at me from the corner of your eye. Your body language silently disapproving of my decisions regarding my son. I see…

How to Handle Stimming in Autistic Children

Whether or not you are familiar with the term “stimming” (short for “self-stimulation”), you’ve probably seen it in the form of hand or arm flapping, spinning, rocking back and forth, or self-injurious versions like hitting or biting oneself. Stimming can also be verbal. It’s not uncommon to hear repetitive squealing, screaming, or sound effects coming from a child with Autism.…

Dear Strong willed Child of Mine

Dear Strong Willed Child of Mine. We have had many battles you and I. We’ve had battles in the sun, in the store, at home, the park, battles over what shoes to wear, and a battle where I walked you screaming and kicking back to the house. You were red and fuming, I fought back tears. We’ve had thousands of…

Meet Sue Simmons, Creator of Lemons to Lemonade

Sue Simmons is on a mission to give Autism Moms back their power! “Moms of ASD children have been given the unspoken message that they’re unqualified to help their children; that they belong in the back seat of the bus. I’m out to change this,” says Simmons. Her journey began the day her five-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. For…