Category Archives: Holiday Tips

Miracles of Goodness

BelieveThereIsGood

When I look at my son and see the huge strides he’s made in his life, I know there is good in the world.

When I talk with parents who will do anything to help their child with autism spectrum disorder, I know there is good in the world.

When I work with teachers who have students with ASD in their classrooms—and they just want more tips on making the experience a better one for the student—I know there is good in the world.

When outsiders take an interest in my son because they sense his passion and talent, I know there is good in the world.

When my friends with neurotypical kids take an interest in my neurodiverse kid, I know there is good in the world.

When I can fill a room with parents of kids with various spectrum disorders and we can all bond and gain strength from each other, I know there is good in the world.

Tomorrow we begin a New Year. Let’s find something positive, something good in each day. And by this time next year we’ll have 365 more miracles of goodness in our lives. Here’s to 2016!

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Holiday Tip #10 for Parents of Children with Autism

It’s 3 days to Christmas and the kids are getting antsy. “Outside to play now!” and no one dresses fancy.
Dec. 22            Day 10   Sensory Overload.
The sights, sounds, smells and activities of Christmas are comforting to some, and menacing to others. Be mindful of that as you enter different environments. To help regulate all this, make exercise part of your daily schedule. Nothing is more cleansing. A family hike, bike ride or jog each day in warmer climes—sledding, skiing or making a snowman, in colder climes—will do wonders to help keep things in balance.
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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
 
As the mother of a son with autism, I’ve committed myself over the years to learning, understanding and sharing the most effective ways to nurture, protect and prepare a child with autism. Strategies with the potential to reap great rewards for our kids. Strategies for the holiday season and beyond, which I’ll gladly share with you.
And right now I’m offering speaking engagements to parent groups, educators, autism support groups, government agencies and community organizations. 

Reserve your booking by calling 714-501-8735.
The talk is free. The information is priceless.