Here’s why I generally disagree with giving kids with #Autism homework

I’m not gonna lie.  Homework for kids with Autism is all kinds of wrong.  I mean, some kids may do just fine but others really, really struggle. 

Elliott’s the only one who gets nightly homework assignments and while his teachers and I have worked out an arrangement in regards to homework, it’s still not easy at all. 

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In fact, homework time is easily the most stressful part of the day for me. 

The reason I stick with it is because I don’t want my kids getting out of their responsibility, simply because they have Autism or things are harder for them.… Read More



#Autism vs #ADHD: I’m not sure which is more challenging for me as a parent

I’m pretty tired still from from you know, my life.  The boys were in good spirits this morning but impossible to keep them on task. It’s like trying to herd lemmings.  Everytime I turn around, they’re trying to jump off the edge of a cliff. 

Constantly having to stay on top of them is an exhausting but necessary evil.… Read More



Autism really kicked my butt this morning

Autism really tends to make things challenging for both myself and my kids touched by it.  This morning was a prime example of that challenge. 

Emmett’s had a rough couple of days and this morning was no exception.  He slept well, so I’m not sure why he’s struggling as much as he is today. 

Getting him dressed was extremely difficult because it seems that he’s even more sensory sensitive than normal.  The biggest obstacles were his shirt, shoes and socks.  He was feeling every tiny imperfection and they were driving him crazy.… Read More



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