To make a difference.

Post from the hubby: I have wonderful students. They are all unique and different in their own way. However, there are a couple of students that have a special and wonderful connection towards children/adults with special needs. Today, a group of six students, joined me in volunteering at a bowling event for the City’s Special…

Feliz Dia De Las Madres

A very special “Feliz dia Las madres” (Mothers Day) to my wife and creator of this page. A calm breeze, warm, a warrior, and mama bear whose love for her children is admirable. The monkey tells you everyday how much he loves and appreciates you in his way. You are his security blanket and the…

Acceptance

As our knowledge of autism increases, so does our desire to help and educate others of this phenomena. It’s the yearn of acceptance that we want for our children, brothers, sisters, and anybody close to us that is in the autism spectrum. Many of us have a genuine fear or uncomforted feeling of our loved…

To My Autistic Son On His 10th Birthday (5 Years From Now)

To my autistic son on his 10th birthday, Its December 10th 2016 (5:51 p.m.) and I’m thinking of the next five years of your life. So the intention of this letter is for today to be your 10th birthday. I stop and sigh at the meaning of time and the meaning of this special day….

My Little Gentleman

Days like today are what makes a “papa” like me very proud. Although my son is non-verbal, that has never stopped us from conversing with him.  We always talk to him about being respectful, and about caring for others.  This is an area that our monkey struggles because he tends to pinch or scratch when…

The other non–autistic child in our home

The other non – autistic child in our home is our teenage daughter that came to us 2 years after we first got married. I was 22 when she arrived and I can still feel her existence in my arms when I first held her.  That is something I will always treasure.  She started off…

Autismo en Español!!!

Ser padre de un niño con necesidades especiales biene con muchas bendiciones y a la misma vez con muchas inseguridades.  Creo que nosotros los padres, tenemos el mejor interés por nuestros hijos.  Exponemos nuestras propias vidas solo para tener  la seguridad que ellos estén en buena salud y lejos de peligro.  Pero cuando la vida…

Santa’s Experiment

Today Santa, along with some of his helpers from the North Pole, took the day off to come visit us at our local mall.  It was a different kind of visit that Santa and his helpers are used to.  In other places Santa is welcomed by a storm of cheering children filled with hopes and excitement…

Quantity vs Quality

I’d like to think that I have a handle on things when it comes to my family, especially my kids. I don’t mean that I know what I am doing all the time but more so that I am involved in them as much as I can.  Between being a husband, son, a teacher, a…

The Fight

It’s been an amazing summer for me. The perks of being an educator is the long summer that I get to spend with my kids. Usually this time consists of getting in our pool, visiting mommy for lunch, going to the mall playground, and taking my daughter to all her teenage needs. However, a greater…

The Daddy’s Perspective –

Our little monkey is now three years old.  I see how it is much noticeable for people to see that he is different than other 3 year olds. Our monkey is still not talking, always walking in his tippy toes, still not potty trained, an adamant flapper, and prefers to play by himself rather than…