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
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
Television has become rather impressive in its depictions of special needs characters at the center of the story line. Speechless, The Good Doctor. Switched at Birth. Perhaps, however, one of my favorite new shows is one that has been streaming on Netflix for the past two years: Atypical. The premise of the show is rather…… Continue reading Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage
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
Sometimes, it’s something tiny. Sometimes, it’s a little bigger. But one of the missions of Davis INC. is the management and prevention of the tantrum. Now, I know that tantrums are quite normal, especially at the toddler/preschool age. But in our home, it has turned into a regular day-to-day occurrence; one that I have to…… Continue reading Could You Just Please Calm Down?
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
Ready for 1st grade, 2016-2017 Teaching. It’s a calling, they say. It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay. Most teachers…… Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night