An Autism-Friendly City: A Sensory Garden for Parents

What is an autism-friendly city?   UPDATE:  (7/2/17) Here is a nice example of a pictorial social story type introduction to a place (the Riverwalk)in Tampa, FL, developed by University of South Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.  They have plans to do a similar presentation for other local destinations.  I especially love the sensory…

One is silver

Last week my son with autism spent his spring break at a lovely art camp.  It was a new experience for him:  four hours away from me each day, the opportunity to be creative, with enthusiastic supportive staff all around. He was not the only one who enjoyed the time apart.  As much as we…

Challenging Objectives and Perspectives

This was an interesting week in politics for the parent of a special needs child. One of my children has an autism diagnosis, and like many homeschoolers, I struggle to figure out what is appropriate for my child in the homeschool context.  Pushing too hard can lead to tantrums or shutdown.  Being too lenient leaves…