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My Autistic Son Voted for the First Time: Here’s My Takeaway

Last week, my 22-year-old autistic son voted for the very first time. It was a momentous occasion for him. Seeing him exercise his right to vote was an emotional experience, and it got me thinking about what we can learn from his voting journey. Here are a few takeaways that I wanted to share. I …

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The Importance of “Me Time” for Parents

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. But it’s also one of the most challenging. Sometimes it can feel like you’re constantly giving and never getting anything in return. That’s why it’s so important for parents to make time for themselves. My Most Recent “Me Time” Story This …

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The Power of Hindsight

We’ve all been there. We look back on a situation, and we think to ourselves, “If only I had known then what I know now.” It’s called the power of hindsight, and it’s a very real phenomenon. Sometimes we make decisions based on the information we have at the time, and later we realize that …

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When someone doesn’t support your child’s diagnosis

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had experiences with both of these situations, and I’ve had to learn some things the hard way. I want to share some insights to help you navigate some of these things.

Talking to Your Kids About Autism: What You Need to Know

If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve already had or will be having difficult conversations with your kids. It’s part of being a parent, and we all go through this, especially if we’re parenting to kid with autism.. What happens when it’s time to talk to your kids about autism? How do you even begin …

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If your child struggles with emotional self-regulation (aka meltdowns, anger, aggression, anxiety, etc), Mightier can help

Mightier

Do you have a child that is struggling with emotional regulation? Would you like to help your child learn how to control their emotions in a constructive way, and not resorting to negative behaviors such as tantrums or aggression? Mightier is a game that was developed by Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s Hospital to help …

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Help with #Meltdowns and Emotional Outbursts (Feat. Angela Gotz and Jessie Ragnio) S4E11

I get so many questions about Mightier and today I’m talking to Angela Gotz, a Mom to 2 autistic kiddos, who’s been using Mightier for a couple of years. I talk about her life and experience as an autism parent and how Mightier has impacted their lives. Then I speak with Jessie Ragnio, the Associate …

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Empowering my kids through a Summer of Mightier

COVID had taken its toll on pretty much everyone and my family is no exception. One of the things that I want to do is spend the summer, helping my kids to get back to some semblance of normalcy. COVID was very challenging partly due to the isolation, but also because of the frustration, anxiety, …

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