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5 Steps to Empowered Special Needs Parenting

sleeping-son

Very few things will ever change your life as profoundly as having a child with special needs. Nothing prepares you for it because everything you ever imagined about parenting becomes useless.   When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism, Read More …

When judgement is quick and uninformed.

at-supermarket

I am always amazed when people are quick to pronounce a quick judgement on  something they know very little about. Why do people assume they know way more than they actually do? Who are these people anywhere, the ones who Read More …

Autism in Africans

Crying Black woman

  I can still remember the man’s exact words: “how can I tell them, they wouldn’t understand”. They, were his brother and family members living elsewhere in Canada. What he couldn’t tell them was that his son had autism. I Read More …

An autism meltdown in an airplane leads to a surprising result.

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  Just a couple more weeks and it will be Summer! If you are planning a trip and are worried about travelling with your child with special needs, remember that things aren’t always as bad as we imagine. Whatever situation Read More …

Build Self Confidence in Children with Autism

Child raking leaves in the Fall/Autumn

Many children need help building their confidence and self-esteem. Children with special needs face even more challenges in this area.  I use the following strategies tobuild self-confidence in my two boys with autism: Play Giving them responsibilities Celebrating their talents Read More …