Have you ever tried to get your child with autism to eat or drink something? It could be a new food or you could’ve even mixed medicine into his or her food. Anything to get them to eat or to take it. No matter what you tried, it was a tough. Your kid was not having it.
It was a morning just like any other and Angel’s mom took him down to our building lobby to wait for the school bus. Angel loves to take a toy with him to play with during his bus ride. This time he chose his favorite orange ball. The bus was running late, so Angel and his mom started playing catch. Within a
Greetings to all! I just want to drop a quick note and say Happy Spring and Happy Easter to everyone in our autism community. Please take the time to share in the joy of this special day and share what activities you plan to have with your family members with autism today. I know a
Today marks a day in our lives when we recognize our loved ones who have autism and we share what this day means to us. However, not everyone knows that today is an actual holiday. I mentioned this to four people this morning and they all said, “I didn’t know!” It felt good sharing this with
Today happens to be my birthday and just when you thought it would just be an ordinary day in March, the following happened: Little Angel walks into our bedroom to wake me up and present me with a birthday card that he made in school. It was colorful. It was huge. Most importantly, he wrote his name on the
Every day when I interact with or observe someone, I always wonder if that person has a disability or not. I don’t know why but I understand how. Each time a thought comes to mind, I wonder how my son will be able to co-exist in mainstream life. Having a child on the autism spectrum
This is my first post of the year but also the first post since the latest tragedy in our lives. For those who do not know how I feel, let me just say that sometimes words are not enough to describe my grief. Last month, my wife, Miz Kp and I lost our unborn son.
I envy parents who seem to have it all together. They fight the good fight and they make sure that everyone else knows it. I can advocate for my child and go hard for him when needed. Still self doubt creeps up on me at times and I wonder if I am doing enough for him. This
Three years ago today, we were told that Angel is on the autism spectrum. He was four-years old. I remember that day vividly. I remember how I felt and what I said. His autism diagnosis changed my outlook on what it means to be a parent. His autism diagnosis changed everything. His autism diagnosis changed
I remember when Angel got his first vaccination. He was two-months old. As the needle pierced his little thigh a slow cry erupted from his mouth. I remember my heart growing heavy and tears welling in my eyes. This must be unconditional love. I felt his pain. Years later, my autistic son is still teaching