Guest Post by Jackie Nunes Jackie Nunes is a blogger at WonderMoms.org. She is a former pediatric nurse and now a full-time homeschool educator. She and her husband have three children. Their middle child suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 4. Now 11 years old, she is hearing impaired and uses a wheelchair. Jackie and two other
Back-to-school time can be difficult for children with autism, who rely so heavily on routine and structure to get through their days. When the routine changes and school starts, it’s not just the kids who feel anxiety. Parents of children with autism spend a lot of time agonizing over ways to prepare their child for
Transitions are difficult for any child, but for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, reactions and responses to change are often more extreme. The summer can be a blissful period for parents of children with special needs. They can attend directly to their child, offer developmentally appropriate activities that the child enjoys, and ensure safety at
As an organization assisting parents of children with special needs, you only see a small part of the picture. You rarely witness the nights a parent lies awake, listening for the alarm that signifies that their child is attempting to elope again. You don’t see the anxiety as parents watch the clock, waiting for the
Preparation is important to any emergency, which is why basic safety skills are taught. Lock downs have joined the list of drills performed at schools, and in the event of a real emergency, children with autism need to have the appropriate support. AngelSense GPS trackers can make a significant difference in a school lockdown situation,
Risk development is important to any child, regardless of the other challenges that they may struggle with. Of course, for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be a little harder to take that necessary step back. Worrying is normal, but children with autism crave the satisfaction of independence just like any
As autism parents we know there is always more to learn about the wonderful children that have touched our lives, especially when every child is so unique. The autism spectrum is incredibly broad, which is why this list of 100 things to know about autism is so important. 1. Autism was first described by Dr.