A Chorus for Change

Autism blogs abound. I had no idea how many there were, until I used “autism” as a search term in the Search section of my WordPress app.  Many, many, many blogs. The authors range the gamut: those who have grown up with the diagnosis those diagnosed late in life moms and dads whose children have…

Priorities

When your main occupation is schooling your children at home, sometimes it’s hard to decide what comes first.  What should you concentrate your energies on?  What is highest on the list, among so many things of great importance? When we first began homeschooling in 2010, it all seemed pretty clear to me.  Just getting my…

The Wall

Some of you may well be veterans of the special education system.  By this, I mean parents whose children once had IEPs, but are now homeschooling.  I am also such a veteran.  And like you, I have battle scars. It is a relief, in a way, not to have to deal with the stress of…

Not Quite up to Snuff

Every parent of a special needs child has been there. You know the moment.  It’s when you realize that the therapy or activity you are considering, or the professional you have already hired, or the educational program you signed up for long ago, doesn’t quite live up to your expectations.  When you know it’s time…