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Do you medicate your special needs child?

February 27, 2017

I was just like you. I gawked and judged anyone who mentioned medicating his or her child. “They did not try hard enough,” I would say to myself. I judged. Now I regret every rude thought that entered my mind. To those who still silently judge, this is for you…


Keep Searching for HOPE

June 22, 2016

I recently had the honor of attending a Dr visit with one of our clients. Anxiety was running high for all parties. For more than half a decade I have watched this mom try everything to help her son. We had attended countless appointments with this client and mother, leaving..


Autism Awareness

April 15, 2016

Many things are happening in the world of autism. You cannot get online without seeing another research study about is the cause, or what is not the cause. As I prepare for April, Autism Awareness Month, I have mixed emotions. I am happy there is a forum to teach about..


My Now Sociable, Fun to be Around Son

April 5, 2016

My name is Alissa Auer and my son Christopher has bi-polar and Autism. He’s always had problems communicating with others but I don’t think it became as apparent to him much as a child until he entered high school. He was old enough to realize that he was quite different..


April, Autism Acceptance Month

April 1, 2016

Many things are happening in the world of autism. You cannot get online without seeing another research study about what is the cause, or what is not the cause. As I prepare for April, Autism Acceptance Month, I have mixed emotions. I am happy there is a forum to teach..


The Diagnosis…

March 6, 2016

It’s not the end of the world. It’s just the end of one world. A world you created but then destroyed. It’s not over- just different…as if you never had a plan at all. Leading up to this day we had been with ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) for six months,..


Fits in Public

January 6, 2016

I saw something on the news the other day that started my mind wandering in the car. I love being in the car by myself because I tend to say out loud what’s in my mind at that moment. I believe that I should get a recorder because I could..


I Am A Special Needs Parent

November 2, 2015

I Am A Special Needs Parent We were diagnosed with autism very early- barely age 2 with a full-fledged autism diagnosis. The toddler years were spent navigating a whole new system of therapies, interventions, the latest news in the growing obsession of “what causes autism,” and doctors, doctors, and more..