How to Create a Simple Sensory Room on a Budget

How to Create a Simple Sensory Room on a Budget

How to Create a Simple Sensory Room on a Budget This is a question I get constantly! One of the best things we can do to help our kiddos on the spectrum is to meet their sensory needs on a daily basis. But most of us don’t have tons of money left over after all...
The Best GPS Tracker for Kids with ASD

The Best GPS Tracker for Kids with ASD

I had never even heard of a GPS tracker for kids until a few years ago. But now I don’t go a day without using them. I will never forget the day I lost my oldest son. Yes, you read that right. I lost him. Judge me if you must, but it literally happened in a...
Beginning A Simple Morning Routine for Autism Moms

Beginning A Simple Morning Routine for Autism Moms

You hear about it everywhere, and think, “There’s no way I can do that!” Being a special needs mom definitely adds it challenges to our already busy days, and adding anything in seems practically impossible. But I’ve got a little secret to...
Beautiful Colored Sensory Bins for Autism

Beautiful Colored Sensory Bins for Autism

It’s no secret that sensory bins are a favorite activity in my household. My boys absolutely love them. And I guess it’s okay to admit that I quite enjoy them myself! If you haven’t started using sensory bins, it’s time to jump on the...
Proprioceptive Activities for Kids

Proprioceptive Activities for Kids

Proprioception is like your body’s sixth sense. No, we’re not talking about a Bruce Willis movie here – this is completely different. It’s the sense that helps you know how gently to pet your cat and tightly grip a screwdriver. It is...
Essential Sensory Room Ideas for Autism

Essential Sensory Room Ideas for Autism

Our sensory room started making SUCH a difference in my boys that I decided to make two more! Maybe our entire house will be one big sensory room one day, lol…but then again, maybe I’m going a little overboard with that! Hey, whatever calms the storm,...
What is High Functioning Autism?

What is High Functioning Autism?

High Functioning Autism Explained I’ll never forget the look on her face when I told her my older son was autistic. She was completely dumbfounded, and stood speechless for a moment. Immediately following an epic public meltdown, this lady had reprimanded me for...
Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids You know your child has ADHD when you find them spinning like crazy in your home office chair, running circles through the kitchen while you cook, or jumping off every piece of furniture you own. *Sigh* If you have a high...
15 Early Warning Signs of Autism

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism The statistics are pretty staggering these days: at least 1 in 60 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. And you probably know by now that early detection and intervention are crucial to the child’s outcome. If autism is...
How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism Visual schedules have rocked our world over the last year, to the point where I don’t know how we ever got along without them. It felt like such a daunting task at first, but once I got over the hump and actually set them...

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