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Why the IEP Process Isn’t Fair to Anyone

Why the IEP Process Isn’t Fair to Anyone

At the end of every IEP meeting lately, I find myself asking why this process has to be so difficult. After all, we are supposed to be a team. I

Advocating for Your Special Needs Adult

Advocating for Your Special Needs Adult

“Everyone wants to support the cute kid…but what about when they are an adult needing disability support?” It’s a question that often pre-occupies the thoughts of a special needs parent. 

Follow your passion with a pediatric therapy side hustle

Follow your passion with a pediatric therapy side hustle

A Passion Economy My first side hustle was working at a toy store.  I was a college student working a full-time summer internship at a large company in their IT

Prevent the special needs summer slide

Prevent the special needs summer slide

For those parents who are not familiar with the term ‘summer slide’, nope, it’s not a fun piece of playground equipment. It means the setback in the summer when our

Pica Syndrome and Autism – Part 3

Pica Syndrome and Autism – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 on about chewing/mouthing behavior in autism, I shared about potential underlying causes. In this final post of the series, I will focus on interventions

Pica syndrome in autism (sensory issues) – Part 2

Pica syndrome in autism (sensory issues) – Part 2

In part 1, we discussed chewing, mouthing, or eating of inedible objects also known as Pica Syndrome and possible underlying nutritional deficiencies that can contribute to these behaviors. Read part

Pica syndrome in Autism – Part 1

Pica syndrome in Autism – Part 1

What is Pica? Does your child have an insatiable need to chew on and/or eat inedible objects? This is not uncommon among children with autism and I have quite a

Dividing your parenting time between children with different needs

Dividing your parenting time between children with different needs

When you have more than one child, it’s common as a parent to wonder if you are giving each child enough of your time and attention. This often becomes an

Why are autistic people ignored by healthcare?

Why are autistic people ignored by healthcare?

Just getting blood-drawn makes your blood boil Our Autistic child needs blood drawn, but they won’t sit still for it. Maybe they are scared, extremely sensitive to pain, do not

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