Autism Mom Blogs

These blogs were written by parents of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My Personal Experience with Autism and Interactive Toys

Parenting is an extremely challenging thing. For each parent, in various ways. Nevertheless, it’s a great and incomparable happiness. I would like to share my own parenting experience. It’s a very intimate, special experience as my little daughter has autism…
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When Kids Refused to Go on a Field Trip to Support My Son with Special Needs

A school trip to the zoo is exciting, especially for kids 7- to 8-year-olds. Except when your son has autism. And sensory issues. And severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And severe food allergies. And the list goes on. My son was…
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Interview with Dr. Sabrina Freeman: Autism Advocate, Author, & Mother

Interview with Autism Advocate, Author, & Mother: Sabrina Freeman, PhD Interviewed By: Tiffany N. Kilby, MS, BCBA It seems that almost weekly, there is a new “treatment,” or even “cure,” for autism.  The media is quick to spread the word…
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My Son Did a Great Job at Airport Security. But This Guard Did Not.

My son, DC, loves to travel. He loves hotel rooms. He even loves to fly. DC has flown quite a bit, but this will be his longest flight so far. Security is always a bit overwhelming for him, but he gets…
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DO NOT LET ANYONE TREAT YOUR CHILD LESS THAN AMAZING!

So, yesterday was a tough day. We had our 6 month review with Zoey’s Neurologist which ended up really being 8 months, but okay! I had to process the entire hour visit on the 2 hour car ride home, I…
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TO MY SON’S AUTISM THERAPISTS.

Thank you to Sincerely, Becca for letting us repost this blog, “TO MY SON’S AUTISM THERAPISTS.” Hi Therapists, I feel like I know you all pretty well now. You’ve been in my home with my son for almost a year. Four, five,…
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Tick, tock, tag! Autism, teaching, and time

Time is precious. Time passes. Time lost can never be recovered. As autism parents, we are excruciatingly aware of time. How helpful it would be if we could teach our children more efficiently, so that they could learn more skills…
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The afternoon I spent as a special needs adult

Back when I did head injury work, we often engaged in training sessions with families where we helped facilitate what it feels like to be a an adult who suddenly has lost the ability to see or to use a…
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Why I choose to medicate

I look back at the behavior analyst I was ten years ago sometimes and smile. I came from a very strong ABA program. I learned from some of the very best names in the field. I practiced my skills in…
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The Behavior Station®

The Behavior Station®