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

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

All Smart Everything

It wasn’t that long along that the idea of video calling was revolutionary, something of the future sort of like what we saw on the Jetson’s, what with the flying cars and all.  But behold, the future is upon us, for in our very reachable midst are smart phones, smart tvs, smart tablets, smart watches……… Continue reading All Smart Everything

The Teacher Is Calling

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 The Teacher Is Calling

Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage

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