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Many people will take for granted that their kids wear clothes, but not this #Autism Dad

It’s been a roller-coaster day here in The Autism Dad household. We started the say off with a bang or rather an enormous meltdown (see Autism Parenting Confessions: Does anyone else ever feel like giving up but won’t?). It’s wasn’t fun. Poor Emmett couldn’t tolerate his clothes and there was… Read more »




Top Tips To Help Kids With Autism Be More Active

This is a collaborative post and doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of this blog or its author. Many families that have children with autism will agree that exercise and activity is a great outlet for them. There have been plenty of studies surrounding the benefits of exercise with autistic behaviors,… Read more »




Should Special Needs parents be worried?

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There are a few things I have going on over the next week but in light of the government shutdown, I’m not sure if they’re still going to happen. On Friday, Gavin has a meeting with SSI. He’s due for an update and we have to figure out the whole… Read more »




The weird things my son with #Autism says

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The things I talk about in this post are not meant to be disrespectful for Gavin. If you’re an Autism parent, you’ll probably have at least some experience with your kid saying something weird in front of someone in public. They don’t mean anything by it. It’s just those pesky,… Read more »




My son is missing his critical medications for the month

A large part of my stress load today is the result of Gavin’s IVIG supplies never showing up.  I was contacted on Friday by the supplier who said that Gavin’s shipment is delayed because they have been unable to get refills from the doctor. They were going to fix this… Read more »




I’m heartbroken over forcing my son with #Autism to go to school today

I woke up exhausted, but in a good mood. That mood carried me through until it came time to get Emmett in his shoes and socks.  Lizze worked for quite some time with him on being able to tolerate his shoes and socks. Unfortunately, despite her best efforts and massive… Read more »




We have a problem that needs to be resolved today

If I had to describe how I slept last night, I would probably say shitty. I had a really hard time getting comfortable and would wake up because my back was killing me.  Then at some point, both Elliott and Emmett took turns waking up.  Despite a rough night, I’m… Read more »




When to hold a special needs child accountable 

I love having the boys home but I hate these four-day weekends because they totally throw me off the following week. All day today I thought it was Sunday because the boys were home from school. I’ll end up being a day off for most of the week.  😁  Putting… Read more »




We had such and awesome day today

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We had a really awesome day. Aside from a few hiccups discussed in an earlier post, by all accounts we had a great day.  Lizze and I took the boys walking again today, right before dinner.  Unfortunately, we were competing with dusk and had to cut our walk short but… Read more »




Poll: What kind of education does your child with #Autism receive?

I thought it would be interesting to see how everyone is educating their child on the Autism Spectrum. The idea behind is to allow my readers to gain some insight into how other families are handling education. Please take a second and answer the poll. Please share it on social… Read more »

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