Diagnosis Take 4: Is it ADHD, or…

…Just a lack of motivation Math sucks.   For me growing up, there was no way around it.  I hated math. It stressed me out and frustrated me.  I remember sitting in a full classroom feeling more alone because it seemed everyone always understood what was going on except for me.  I found ways to…… Continue reading Diagnosis Take 4: Is it ADHD, or…

Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

This country does not make it easy for Black kids.  It’s become a sad norm to see news stories and videos of Black kids being “mistaken” for criminals and beaten and/or killed on video.  This is the state of the world in which we live.  We are going backwards when it comes to issues on…… Continue reading Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Invisible… Disability is such a loaded word, these days.  It seems that anyone who need any kind of accommodation these days has a disability.  We live in a fortunate time, however.  People with diagnoses have laws in place, provided so that the playing field might be leveled, so that they won’t have to go through…… Continue reading The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Our Learning Differences Journey

Life has been messy, to say the least.  It’s been difficult to pin point where exactly my next move will be because I’ve been so busy still tending to unresolved issues and uncertainties.  In the midst of struggle, it can be easy to feel lost and confused, abandoned and alone.  The overwhelming guilt attributed to…… Continue reading Our Learning Differences Journey

Grades Don’t Matter!   How to Read and Interpret Report Cards for Your Child on a 504 Plan or IEP

  A few weeks ago, I met with my daughter’s teacher to discuss some ways to better help her with her math homework.  If you are raising kids in the public school system right now, you know that the way kids are learning their fundamental academic skills have changed dramatically.   Namely math. I was never…… Continue reading Grades Don’t Matter!   How to Read and Interpret Report Cards for Your Child on a 504 Plan or IEP