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…

The Joys of Co-op

As we head into the end of the homeschool year, it seems like a worthy time to contemplate the many benefits of belonging to a homeschool co-op.  As well as the occasional downsides. What is Co-op? The main purpose of co-op is to provide a place where, once a week in our case, all the…

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…