Autism Adventures at the DMV

Nathan with Photo ID-autism

At age 19, I finally took my son to the DMV last week, but it wasn’t to get his license…it was to get a photo ID. You see, Nathan has autism and will never drive a car. To prep for the experience my husband and I went on the government website, filled out the paperwork…

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Top 10 Worries of Parents of Autistic Children

father walking with daughter autism awareness

With April being Autism Awareness month, I thought I’d share the top 10 worries of parents of autistic children (both high and low functioning). 1. Deciphering physical needs Understanding their physical needs–especially if they are non-verbal or minimally verbal is complicated. Will I know if he has a headache, a toothache, or how he feels when…

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Finding Joy Toasting Bread

Nathan laughing toasting bread autism

This funny photo is courtesy of my husband. He was helping one of my other kids when he smelled something. He looked over in the kitchen and noticed Nathan standing by the toaster giggling. So, he went into the kitchen and noticed that Nathan was toasting himself some bread and was so excited about it!…

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