Category: Inspirational Posts



A Gentle Reminder: Don’t forget to focus on you

Gavin’s struggles continue to increase, as do my constant levels of stress and anxiety. While it’s not Gavin’s fault, the constants associated with managing his behaviors is quite taxing, and considering I’m only human, it’s essential I manage this stress the best I can. The reality is, being an Autism… Read more »



How I deal with bad days like today

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One of the things Autism parents have to frequently deal with is bad days. Good lord, I have plenty of those and I’m sure many of you can relate to that as well. If you can’t, please share your secrets to life because I could definitely use them. 😉 While… Read more »



The 800 Pound Gorilla

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In this very brief, last-minute episode, I share my thoughts on Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. I talk about how Autism Awareness month has lost its meaning and I give you some ideas on how you can help raise awareness in ways that make a difference in peoples lives. Autism Awareness Month should be about people and not money.



How Can Someone Help Your #Autism Family?

It would be really helpful if you could share some ways that someone could help your family. This is a great way to put ideas out there and it’s also good practice for those of us who struggle when it comes to asking for help. 



Why it’s okay to feel frustrated with your #Autistic or #SpecialNeeds child

One of the things that are difficult in my life as a special needs Dad is coming to terms with my own humanity. What I mean by that is accepting my limitations as a parent, embracing my emotions and not beating myself up for getting frustrated with my kids. There… Read more »



How do you prioritize anything when everything is a priority?

As an Autism and Special Needs parent, I’ve found it very difficult is prioritize things. In a more typical situation, I would be able to decide what’s important and what can be put in hold or brushed aside. Unfortunately, in my life, it’s not that simple. Everyone in my house… Read more »



Hey #Autism parents, you’re allowed to have bad days

As an Autism parent, one of the things I’ve learned is the importance of being positive. Autism parenting can often be stressful and filled with challenge. It’s easy to get caught up in all the stress and lose sight of all the amazing bits and pieces that can go along… Read more »


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