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Autism Adventures at the DMV

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…

7 Ways to Help the Parent of a Tantruming Autistic Child

April is autism awareness month. Did you know that I have had my teenage son with autism throw a complete tantrum in the store, parking lot, school, and church? It is embarrassing and I have honestly wished more than once that I could make us disappear. We have had both rude remarks and kindness shown when…

Top 10 Worries of Parents of Autistic Children

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…

4 Tips When Burdens are Too Heavy

When Nathan was diagnosed with autism I went through many dark nights where I felt the weight of the world of his diagnosis on my shoulders. It was too heavy to carry all by myself. I also went through a phase when I was mad that God wouldn’t heal him when I knew He could.…

My Inspired Resolution: 5 Steps to Crush This Year’s Goal

Confession: I didn’t set a New Year’s resolution on January 1st of last year. I was busy getting Christmas packed away, my children back into a regular routine, and my house back to normal. Besides, each year I set resolutions and then didn’t look at them again until the end of the year. Because of…