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Freebie Friday: Words vs tantrum.

Is your kiddo having a hard time transitioning?  Anxious?  Needs help with functional communication? Functional communication training is based on the idea that problem behaviors may be a form of communication.  It aims to teach people with autism to use other forms...

Freebie Friday – Let’s wash those hands!

Some of the easiest task can be the most challenging for our kiddos.  Hand washing with soap consistently at critical moments during the day prevents the spread of diseases.  With the flu going around, we put extra emphasis on washing our hands properly.  We created a...

New Year, New Deductible? Check out these grants!

Here is a list of charities that award grants to parents in need of financial support for therapy.  Check them out!   Mason Grant http://www.masonichometx.org/#autism Act Today http://www.act-today.org/act-today-grant-program.php UHC (United Healthcare) www.uhccf.org...

Freebie Friday – How about some chores?

​ Don’t underestimate your child — independence can start early at home! As kids get older, the more independent they become every day, so let's encourage this in lots of ways. One​ way to encourage asking them to do more simple chores around the house​ is putting...

Birthday Party Win for Mom!

Finally. Birthday parties have not been my favorite. I end up sweating more than all the kiddos because I'm either chasing after my son, re-directing him or correcting his behavior. Birthday parties are exhausting. I've had my nanny attend some of them with me so she...

Are you traveling for the holiday?

The holidays are approaching I am preparing my kiddo for the dreaded flight. As a parent flying with my 19 month old, high energy and head-strong son alone you can imagine all the things that can go wrong. Here are some things I have been practicing these past few...

Fall into Fun

It’s time again for pumpkin spice and sweaters. With the holidays coming up things can become stressful and hectic for both you and your kids.Take this time to get out of the house, enjoy the cooler weather while spending some quality time with one another. There are...