Autism

Anything to do with the subject austism

Ahhh, the Dreaded IEP

It’s that time of year again.  The dreaded IEP, Individualized Educational Plan.  On paper, it seems like a positive thing, measuring and setting goals to accomplish over the next year.  But for an autism mom/dad, it’s not.  To create these goals, you have to address every aspect of your child’s education and all the shortfalls […] Read more…

What Can the Church Do to Help?

I was sitting in the playroom of McDonald’s (only the best for my kids 😉 ), and I saw the worship pastor from my church. We started the general type of talking… “Hi. How are you?”, “what have you been up to?”  Then somehow, probably via my gift for rapid subject changes, our conversation turned […] Read more…

I Have Not Given Up

I am so honored that Autism Speaks looked favorably enough on my writing that they also posted it to their Facebook page.  I am also honored that I have received so many comments and compliments of support.  However, amongst the comments were some fairly judgmental ones directed at people like me. I feel that for […] Read more…

No School Mrs. Bese

Yesterday got off to a really awful start.  Taylor had a very very hard time starting school.  He got to the back break room in the office and wouldn’t leave.  He wanted things out of the vending machine.  When I got there, I saw him circling it like a shark, but the teachers told me […] Read more…

Parent Wars: Autism Edition

And I thought I’d have writer’s block forever… Recently I received a pretty negative and destructive comment on my last post The Hardest Thing or under the title The Day I’ll Have to Put My Son in a Group Home on the Autism Speaks website.  First off they said that it was a very depressing article […] Read more…

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