June 2020

  • I’ve Been a Primary Caregiver for 30 Years. Here is What I Want you to Know:

    Hi, my name is Kelly and I am the mother to an amazing young man named Steven. He was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and later apraxia. He recently… Read More

  • Petition: BAN Videos of Children’s Autism Meltdowns

    Imagine you are having your worst day. You lose your job, furnace breaks, your dog runs away and your spouse asks for a divorce. You are clearly struggling. And then… Read More

  • Never Miss a Moment

    Recently I took my son to a local indoor water park for a few hours.  He loved it.  I had a few very interesting social observations. One of the most… Read More

  • How I Forgive

    Did you see that story about that school in New Jersey who left a student with Down Syndrome out of the yearbook? Her name is Glenda. She is twenty-one years… Read More

  • Today, Be A Tiny Bit Selfish

    Have you had them yet? The days that are a little harder to get out of bed, maybe because there’s nowhere to be or maybe because you just don’t want… Read More

  • He Loves You Kiddo

    He loves you kiddo.  I know it’s hard to see since he doesn’t care too much to play with you.  Closing in on 5 years old, and missing half your… Read More

  • 10 Things That Helped Me During Meltdowns As An Autistic Child

    One of the more common questions I get asked as a professional speaker and autism self-advocate is about my communication challenges. After this question though the majority of the questions… Read More

  • Hope, Shifting

    Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen or be true. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary In the beginning, I hoped he would outgrow it.  I hoped he would sleep… Read More

  • When You Become a Parent

    When you become a parent, you start to understand that the world around you is a completely different place than you previously thought. Your priorities, goals, and literal realities all… Read More

  • A Father Who Stays

    I made a list once of all the great qualities and traits the perfect boyfriend would have. As a middle schooler the most important thing to me was personality. I… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 6, Social Distancing

    I want to be crystal clear about something. Never once have I wondered what it would be like to spend 24 hours a day with my husband and beautiful children.… Read More

  • Autism and Anxiety

    I have the most amazing son. He is 9-years-old. Almost double digits. He loves dancing and holding hands and Steve Harvey. He loves climbing in my bed at 1 am… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 5, Social Distancing

    There are no rules during Corona. It seems we have entered into a reality where time doesn’t matter. Like a Las Vegas casino or the days in between Christmas and… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 4, Social Distancing

    Positives: I finished my laundry for the first time in nine years. All of it. Done. We are cleaning our basement and finding amazing treasures and crap. So, that’s great.… Read More

  • When The World Isn’t Quite Right

    I’m sitting here in my office (hiding), and thinking about how crazy the world is right now. In fact, I keep trying to explain to my children that this has… Read More

  • Captain’s Log: Day 3, Social Distancing

    No one seems to be wearing pants anymore. One is in the hot tub at 8:30 am and is starting to resemble a Frat Boy. One is eating chocolate doughnuts.… Read More

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