Author Archives: Emily

Thriving with Autism – An Infographic Worth Looking At.

Autism is on the rise. It’s all over the news, in every book and magazine I read, it is essentially, my life. With a son on the spectrum, it’s even more imperative for me to see WHY it’s on the rise. What can we do to help combat this, or is it simply on the…

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Autism – Hate vs. Acceptance

There has been so much recent talk in the autism community about hate versus acceptance. As in, how can you hate autism and expect acceptance?  And if you hate autism, are you at risk of projecting that hatred onto your child, who then comes to believe that you hate him because of his autism? I…

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Send a Special Thank You to a Favorite Doctor

Originally posted on my own site (ColoradoMoms.com) I wanted to share this with all of you. The Autism Science Foundation is an amazing organization and is have a unique fundraiser. I’m lucky to be blessed with such amazing doctors that have helped us with our journey into Autism. Dr. Moe from Children’s Hospital in Denver…

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Words Get in the Way {Book Review}

Originally posted over at my own site, ColoradoMoms.com, I wanted to share this book and review with all of you as well. I hope you enjoy this novel as much as I did. I was lucky to get an advance copy of Nan Rossiter’s latest novel, Words Get in the Way. A fiction novel about…

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End the R-Word

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Special Needs Toy Guide

I have been working on a toy guide for special needs kids for some time. I pitched the idea to TimetoPlaymag.com and they were just as excited as I was about it. Basically, how this guide differs from others out there, is it is compiled 100% by a mom of a special needs kid. My…

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Speak NOW for Kids

Speak Now for Kids is an advocacy campaign of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) designed to engage child advocates in communicating with Congress before they cut funding for two key children’s health care programs: Medicaid, which funds health care coverage for one in three children in the U.S. and the Children’s Hospital Graduate…

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Thrive with Autism – Tips for Those Looking to Understand

Andrea Richardson and Andrea Warner are two teachers who want to help parents Thrive With Autism. We love these tips from www.ThrivingWithAutism.com that they are sharing; both for parents, and for the community who is trying to understand Autism. Have you ever been in a store, movie theatre, or, yes… even an elevator, and your…

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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia awareness month. Did you know that Dyslexia can manifest in different ways? My oldest daughter, who is 17, has Dysgraphia…you only see the signs of dyslexia in her writing. When she was younger; letters were backwards, her handwriting was very difficult to read, and her spelling was VERY unconventional. My youngest daughter,…

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Picture Exchange Communication System Hi-tech vs. Low-tech

I originally posted this on my own blog six months ago. I’ve gotten such a great response online and have had people asking me about our low-tech PECS so often that I thought I would post here as well. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is something we’ve been working on with Chewy. Since he’s non-verbal…

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