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5 Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier for the Transition Back to School

5 Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier for the Transition Back to School teacher stands in front of a class on the first day of school. The transition to school can be especially difficult for children diagnosed with autism. She speaks to the class about what they can expect this school year, and prepares them for the transitions ahead.

Autism can make transitions challenging, and back to school is no exception. Preparing your child for the new school year can be overwhelming. Our son is heading into his final year of elementary school, and over the years we have come up with some strategies to help ease the transition. If your child is beyond […]

Getting An Autism Diagnosis: What I Wish I’d Known As a Parent

Getting An Autism Diagnosis: What I Wish I’d Known As a Parent

My son’s autism diagnosis happened six years ago this spring. Thankfully during that time I have grown a lot and learned so much. I didn’t handle the lead up to the diagnosis well. It was a trying time, but now I can appreciate that it helped me look inward and was a catalyst for positive […]

Getting An ADHD Diagnosis As A Woman In Her 30s

Getting An ADHD Diagnosis As A Woman In Her 30s therapist uses checklist to support client with ADHD

Getting an ADHD diagnosis was not on my radar when I met with my therapist for the first time three years ago. About halfway through our initial session, she asked me if I had ever considered I had ADHD. Honestly, the thought had never crossed my mind. She proceeded to screen me for the symptoms […]

Disneyland DAS Pass

Disneyland DAS Pass family takes photo in front of Radiator Springs in Disney Cars Land

Disneyland has long been touted as being the happiest place on earth. But for some, it can be an overwhelming sensory experience. In that case, Disneyland DAS Pass may be able to help! We last went to Disneyland in November 2017. At that time, autism was still extremely new to us. Our son under registers […]

Knix: My Honest Review of Every Product I’ve Tried

Knix: My Honest Review of Every Product I’ve Tried woman throws knix underwear into the air

Knix has been my go-to underwear brand for a few years now. From the first pair of underwear, I was hooked! I’ve tried so many of their products from regular undies, period products, bras, swimwear, and activewear. I am a major fan of a lot of their stuff, but there are a few things that […]

Slay The Mic — An Honest Review of Jam Gamble’s Program

Slay The Mic — An Honest Review of Jam Gamble’s Program public speaking coach jam gamble wearing a yellow hat and a tshirt that says toast it ok but it's better with jam

Last spring I was introduced to @iamjamgamble on Instagram thanks to her epic Rachel Hollis video. I was immediately attracted to her self-assured nature and the way she unapologetically delivered her message. She really won me over with how she interacted with the people during the live recording. I was hooked! I devoured all of […]

Disability Parenting Series: Mindfully Inclusive

Disability Parenting Series: Mindfully Inclusive preschool aged boy sits in his wheelchair wearing a shirt that says "I have a whole Universe in my mind" to showcase that though he is nonspeaking, he has thoughts and ideas that he would love the opportunity to communicate

Meranda is the founder of Mindfully Inclusive, which was created from her desire to advocate for inclusion in her community, specifically for children with disabilities. In 2017, she became a mom to Vincent, a boy with a rare genetic disorder. Entering the world of special needs parenting required her to step away from her career […]

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Autism is a complicated diagnosis that only a specialist can give. If you’re concerned about your child, here are some of the less obvious signs that you may want to investigate further.