Am I Spoiling My Child or Accommodating His Special Needs?
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Am I Spoiling My Child or Accommodating His Special Needs?

It’s a question I ask myself constantly. “Am I spoiling my child?” Last week, I sat on yet anther couch and prepared myself for whatever the therapist had to say. She has been working with my son for a few months, I am not involved at all in their sessions. (This is social skills therapy…

What Is The Line Between Denial and Hope For Special Needs Parents?
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What Is The Line Between Denial and Hope For Special Needs Parents?

I ask myself this question all the time – What is the line between denial and hope for special needs parents? One week, I was telling my son’s doctor how great he was doing. The next, paramedics were at our house loading my child into an ambulance. The week after that, I was on the…

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism
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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Although it’s been years, it seems like yesterday.  This is what I wish someone had told me when my son was diagnosed with autism.  It’s been eight years since my son received his autism diagnosis.  As I look back at all the progress we’ve made, and how much our life has changed for the better,…