Family Friday: Neurodiversity Among Siblings

In our family, My wife and my daughters are neurotypical while my twin sons and I are autistic. This presents some difficulties in sibling interactions. I’m sure we aren’t the only neurodiverse family, but we have had some learning experiences along our journey. Just in case anyone else is experiencing similar difficulties, I’ll share what […]

Talk About It Tuesday: Just Keep Stimming

Have you ever seen a child flapping or shaking their hands for minutes on end? Maybe they were spinning, rocking, or humming. Then again you may have seen a child hitting their head, slapping their hands, or clapping their hands quite hard. This is what we, in the autism community, call stimming. Stimming is the […]

Mini-Me? More like Mini-Mime.

Living with my own echo. One thing that most parents are well aware of, is to be careful what you say around their children. Most parents also have a funny story about some word their child picked up and started repeating. For parents of children with autism, this is even more true. And in this […]

Family Friday: A Home of Learning

Whether your child does homework or homeschool in your home. Your home is an essential aspect of your child’s learning experience. After all many kids spend nearly as much time in the home as they do in a classroom. There’s a quote that comes to mind on this topic. “The world will teach our children […]

Talk About It Tuesday: I Have A Dream

These words were once spoken regarding the integration of races in American culture. As we understand more about autism, we understand that integration is much needed. A neurodiverse classroom provides growth and social development in both directions. Neurotypicals learn valuable skills through their interactions with the neurodivergent students and vice-versa. Temple Grandin, a pillar of […]