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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »