Handling Those Phone Calls

I am fortunate to have a few mom friends who have been an incredible support and blessing to me.  Having a solid mom tribe, even one with its members dispersed about, is incredibly important for continual encouragement during our toughest trials as mothers, and essential for celebrating with us our and our children’s biggest achievements,…… Continue reading Handling Those Phone Calls

Understanding Early Intervention

Most of us who have children diagnosed with a special need are familiar with early intervention, or at least we ought to be.  Starting at pretty much birth, medical providers begin asking parents questions regarding growth and development.  As that baby ages, the questions change to reflect the appropriate developmental stage.  And if there are…… Continue reading Understanding Early Intervention

7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human

  Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent.   When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some…… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human

Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

This past February, our middle was diagnosed with combined-type ADHD.  This simply means that she exhibits concerns with both impulsiveness and hyperactivity, and a struggle with focus and attention.  Having the diagnosis answered many questions I had had for years as to why she was struggling with unfavorable behaviors.  And although it wasn’t affecting her…… Continue reading Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting

I’ve been a parent for a little over 8 years.  And I have spent 5 of those years attending IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings.  Currently I have two children who are educated under the guidance of an IEP, my son for his speech and Autism diagnosis, and my daughter for her speech delay and articulation…… Continue reading How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting