It Gets Better

The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you're a newly diagnosed special needs parent. 

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The Perfect Kid For Me 

Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.

How I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Son

Lucas and I had been talking this whole time and I, in all my hope for verbalized words, had missed it.

Making The Best Things In Life Better

There are certain pieces of advice that make us roll our eyes. The old adage about the best things in life being free can be put into that category.

My Insane Homemade Holiday Traditions

"What time do you guys fight Santa?"

Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and My Kid

I want her to believe that she's the best artist on Earth. Why? Because she is.

Understanding Each Other

I know there are things that he doesn't get about my world. There are things about his world that I don't get. The things we do both understand, though, are special.

In Defense of Participation Trophies

Kids today aren't as coddled as you might think. They're also not kidding themselves.

When Autism Awareness Isn’t Enough

Everyone is on the same page in that we're all aware that autism exists. It doesn't mean that people accept it.