Dumping Kids with IEPs into General Education Classrooms is not Inclusion

I left last year’s conference feeling confident that my child would be okay. That she would flourish there.

But Kindergarten conferences went differently.

My Hardest Truth as a Working Autism Mom

If you are a working parent to typical children, please try to understand what this is like before you complain about our kids or judge us. Imagine that your child’s after school program was shut down as of tomorrow and your school district won’t bus them anywhere else other than your home. Imagine you have one day to figure this out and no family to help you. What do you do? How do you feel?

That is what it feels like to be an autism working mom. Like a revolving door that just keeps swinging and you can’t keep up.

I Don’t Want to do this Anymore

Most families spend the year counting down the days until summer vacation. Days where they can sleep in, go on family excursions, and endure that time of year that fosters togetherness and fun.

But most of us with kiddos on the spectrum do the opposite, we count down the days until summer is over because our lives are turned upside down and inside out.

Superintendent’s Response to my preschooler left on highway

Some of my long term followers remember what the past year has been like. Between our final childcare expulsion, my daughter being left on a major highway by the bus company, and me leaving my previous job– it was extreme stress. Well, what I did not share was that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Continue reading “Superintendent’s Response to my preschooler left on highway”