How every IEP should start.

We are scheduling our first ARD meeting at the monkey’s new school. I hate these meetings. They are tough to handle. The discussions are about how my son isn’t meeting expectations. And it breaks my heart. 💔 Educators forget that words have power. And they should focus on how they are used.❤️💙 Photo credit: Autism…

Advocating

The monkey is starting a new school on Monday. We went to visit the school a few months back. We met the principal and his new teacher. The first thing I noticed is there are no cameras in the classroom nor the sensory room. The teacher expressed they need another teaching assistant. The principal informed…

The Person That I Needed

I get several messages from parents who recently received their child’s diagnosis. And I strongly feel my responsibility is to show them that they are not alone. A little bit of love and encouragement goes a long way. 💙💙 And yes, be the person that I needed when I just started this journey. ❤️ Photo…

Being Sorry.

When I first starting thinking about the possibility that my son may have autism, I would immediately push those thoughts out of my mind.  I would convince myself I was overreacting.  It was very difficult to simply think about it.  And when we received the official diagnosis, it was unimaginable.  It was surreal. Therefore I understand other people’s first…