In this collection, we have compiled information, resources, & personal stories from both families & experts with a wealth of knowledge on the topic of Autism. It is so important that we continue to spread awareness & convey compassion to those affected by Autism.
To get a diagnosis that your precious little one has Autism is not easy. Read how Laura, parent of a son with Autism, details the steps on working through this process.
A beautiful reminder from guest contributor, Autism Sparkles.
Calleen’s son has autism and experiences friendships in a different way. Find out how you can be, or how you can teach your children to be, a better and more sensitive friend to someone with autism
Liz works as a pediatric social worker & was able to give some insight as to what she does on a daily basis & the many ways that social workers can help children & their families.
Free Printable Activity Book – “I Have Autism” A fun & meaningful activity to do together with your child.
Here is a wonderful resource that can give you further information about whether or not your child may have autism.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
from the Simple Saver Wife
Check out Lindsey’s super easy and delicious Peanut Butter Cookies that are flourless and only have 3 easy ingredients
Family conversation starters to help encourage healthy discussion around Autism awareness.
Rachael of Komfy Couture is a friend of Adore Them, a guest contributor for the site, & an incredible mother to a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Her weighted blankets are beautiful & incredibly cozy! They are filled with glass beads & customizable to your style & preferences.
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Featured Contributor: Laura Hurd
A simple Tennesseee special needs mama hoping to encourage moms around the world. Learning to love life and rejoicing that the little things are the big things.
Featured Contributor: Calleen Petersen
Just an ordinary Mom who has special needs children and a husband in Law Enforcement and the Military. I write about our life and my thoughts while residing in Washington State.
Featured Contributor: Lindsey Cover
Lindsey Cover is a work-at-home wife and mom of two young boys, Jadon and Owen. She blogs about affordable healthy living, money-saving methods, simple recipes, and more at SimpleSaverWife.com
Featured Contributor: Autism Sparkles
I am a mom, special needs advocate, and public school teacher who believes a child’s value is so much greater than grades or numbers on a score card. In these last seventeen years navigating this autism journey with my son, I have learned that who my boy is… is exactly who he is meant to be. The reason I love, rather than fear, autism, is I see the bigger picture and how it has blessed us with a bigger view of life and a deeper appreciation and affection for different.
Featured Contributor: Liz Disterhoft, LICSW
Liz attended Bard College in New York & received her Masters in Social Work at Simmons College. She has worked in community health centers in Boston for the last eight years doing therapy with children, family, & adults. Liz uses a heartfelt & creative approach in her work, combining mindfulness techniques, trauma informed methods, & art. She is also a mom to two young children & enjoys painting, organic gardening, & hiking.