They come and go. These people, in and out of our lives. A constant, steady stream. When my daughter was scheduled for an evaluation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Child Development Center, the form asked if we wanted psychological support. Blessedly, I clicked yes.
“Roar Brave and Strong,” says the adorable, little dinosaur on the info sheet that came with a set of three children’s book. These are the first three books in a series written by Hazel Reeves and illustrated by Jay Morris. The cute dinosaur named Roar is the main character. The books are to help high functioning kids with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The author, a mom with a daughter who has autism, wants children to know it’s okay to do things differently. The marketing material announces that Roar the Little Dinosaurbooks and resources help celebrate the fantastic characteristics and qualities found in kids with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Like Roar who uses her special talents, the children will be made aware that they too may have unique abilities and special interests.
The New York Jets are making dreams come true this summer as Jadyn Waiser, a 8 year old with autism, got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at half-time in front of 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium with The Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders during a Giants vs. Jets Preseason Game. More Here...
Me and Vice Principal Mr.H are walking down the stairs to his office. I was totally blown away that I had remained as calm as I had, meaning I had not cursed and had not raised my voice to ANYTHING it was aching to do.
"What do I do? Withdraw my son?"
"You have that right but you have to leave after the campus police get here."
Beth: "Muchness is knowing that whatever life throws at you, will survive. It's being able to pick up the shattered pieces of your soul and put them back together, stronger than you ever thought possible."
I was returning home from a class at church on Sunday. I set my bag down on the counter and proceeded to go outside. The air was crisp but the sunny skies prevailed, making the day a welcome respite from the week of rain we had experienced before. Brian and Jack had been home for about an hour and a half, yet had just come outside. My boy's schedule was off, but it had been for days. That's what happens when you couple rain with an expectation of recess on his visual schedule. It had been a mess. More Here...