Category Archives: Autism Parenting Advice




My wife and I separated 4 years ago today – we learned things the hard way but you don’t have to

October 14, 2014 was one of the hardest, most painful days of my life. It was the day my wife and I separated. During that time, life was unbelievably difficult for everyone, especially the kids. We very much made it a point to do right by the kids and make… Read more »







I made more weight loss progress today

      1 Comment on I made more weight loss progress today

For the past few days, it’s been raining here in Northeast Ohio. The old me would have used that as an excuse to stay home and not go walking. The new me still wasn’t excited about the idea of walking in the rain but I did anyway. This morning it… Read more »







It’s a bad day but this is how we’re going to move forward

I’m desperately trying to change the course of our day for the better. The boys want to go back to Quail Hollow and go hiking today. I don’t exactly feel up to doing that and I know Lizze is still a bit under the weather. Having said that, it’s a… Read more »







The #1 most important thing we need to balance as #Autism parents and it’s not what you think

One of the more difficult things an Autism family can deal with is going out in public. This has nothing to do with shame or being embarrassed. It has to do with not expecting more from a child then they are capable of. Kids and adults with Autism can often… Read more »







Can pets have a positive impact on kids with #Autism?

I’m frequently asked about whether or not I think pets can have a positive impact on kids with Autism. I decided to make today’s video on this very topic and hopefully it helps to answer some of your questions. Again, this is based on my experience over the last 17… Read more »







Even Daddies make mistakes and need to apologize

Today was one of those days where I feel like a parenting failure. There wasn’t one specific thing that contributed to me feeling like this but rather a culmination of things. The boys were being the boys. They were loud, hyper and testing my patience. Gavin was being Gavin and… Read more »







Important advice for new and experienced #Autism parents

Being an Autism parent is difficult, in every sense of the word. I have good days where I feel like we make forward progress and I’m filled with hope. I also have bad days where it can seem like moving forward is an impossible task and giving up is a… Read more »