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Planning "Sensory-Friendly" Family Time That Everyone Will Enjoy

The first thing you should do when planning quality, sensory-friendly family time is to make a list of the various types of entertainment that your family will enjoy doing together such as games, movies and family outings. Only include activities that everyone in the family will participate in. The easiest way to do this is to have each family member make their own list of [...]

There's No Place Like Camp, Especially #Autism "Camp C.A.N.O.E."

Almost four years ago, our family found out there was an Open House for a new Autism camp coming to the Oklahoma City area. We excitedly packed our children into our vehicle and drove the thirty minutes away to check it out. The new Autism camp was going to be hosted by and held at CampFire Heart of Oklahoma located close to my hometown. When [...]

4 Simple Tips for Keeping Your Special Needs Child Engaged on Winter Break

If you haven't realized it yet, it is almost time for our children to be out of school for approximately two weeks for Winter Break. Whether you still have to work while your child is out on school break, or you have somehow managed to get time off to spend with him or her, you will want to have a plan in order to make [...]

By | 2013-12-11T09:00:06+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |0 Comments

Last Minute Halloween Preparation

All parents know that there are circumstances which are out of our control when it comes to preparing for their particular child's Halloween experience every year such as weather, sickness, and how each individual child will perceive or cope with their surroundings. If you have a child with special needs, you know that this can be a particularly over-stimulating time of year for our children. [...]

By | 2013-10-28T09:00:47+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Helpful Tips for a Prepared Halloween Costume

HALLOWEEN! Is it just me, or hasn't this year gone by exceptionally fast? It is difficult to believe that it is already October and time to prepare for Halloween! If your children are like mine, they have been talking about "who" or "what" they want to "be" for Halloween. If you haven't found your child's Halloween costume yet, you will need to kick [...]

Goodbye, Procrastination…Hello, Organization in a Special Needs Home

Even though you don't know me, I am prepared to make you laugh...with me, of course! It has always been important for me to do my best at everything I endeavor, whether it is in parenting, crafts, writing, singing or cleaning. I have a problem when it comes to throwing things away...I can think of many ways to "recycle" items that most people toss without [...]

By | 2013-07-12T09:00:26+00:00 July 12th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tips for Preparing Your Child for the End of the School Year

It is hard to believe that this school year is almost over and that summer is just around the corner! Having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders, also known as ASD, is a daily reminder that he depends on a routine. I am constantly aware of when our schedule might be changing. I do my best to prepare my family in advance for any changes [...]

By | 2013-05-16T09:00:34+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Categories: School|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments