Last month I was scheduled to attend an ARD meeting for my autistic son. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it stands for Admission, Review, and Dismissal for special education students. It’s where we, as team of the teachers, … Continue reading The dreaded ARD that never was
I wonder what you thought of when you read this title? I’m sure it means many things to many people, maybe dependent on how close a relationship you have to a person with autism. Anymore, we all know someone. Current … Continue reading Standing in the GAPS for Autism
I’m not going to lie. I have never liked the idea of a “diet”…maybe because I was just active enough to keep up with all the junk food I was consuming when I was in high school. Then I started … Continue reading Project Lose Weight, Not Sanity
If you are like me, you go to the grocery store desperately hoping to find products and foods that don’t contain a host of toxic chemicals. … Continue reading If I have to clean, I want to clean cleanly….if that makes sense
That is the question I keep asking myself. See, I’m new to gardening. I bought $50 worth of seeds and supplies to garden in the spring but we were moving so I didn’t get to plant early like I wanted … Continue reading Will there be a fall harvest?
Have you ever thought about how easy it is for most children to play? I only say most because I have a child with autism, and play doesn’t seem to come naturally for him. Yet he does get a tremendous … Continue reading Created to Play
My kids have recently found the joy of climbing trees. I used to love to climb trees! We had a tall tree in our front yard when I was young, and when I climbed it, I was in another world. … Continue reading Memories of Trees
Would you indulge me for a moment? It’s World Autism Awareness Day, and though I am aware of the 1 in 88 children who now are diagnosed with autism….I’m more aware of the one who lives in my home, in … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day or, How I Love My Son
What to say, what to say. Sometimes starting a conversation from scratch can be hard. So we’ll start with the basics. Hi! How are you? My name is Chesna and I live in north Texas. I am a mom to … Continue reading The beginning…a wonderful place to start.