The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism

How We Set Up Children With Autism and Behavior Challenges to Fail  Today I watched a child answer questions accurately, give great answers, generate a story all the while his shoes were off, he was jumping out of his seat every three seconds, and making silly faces.  Focusing and marveling at his ability to multi-task … Continue reading The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism

THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING

Living Free.  Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs or Otherwise. I have a two year old. My two year old listens. Sometimes he doesn't. But on this particular day, he was doing all the right things.  Walking. Hands to himself. Not running. Quiet voice. Following a parent. What happened? We had been sitting in church … Continue reading THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING

When Inclusion Hurts

es I said Inclusion can hurt. It can be downright painful. And that's truth. The old saying "Nothing Good Comes Easy" can definitely be applied toward the process of including. And each year, things change (teachers, therapists, kids, the social dynamic increases). Inclusion in the early years is not as much of a challenge than when hitting second and third grade.