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Autism Mom’s Day MONTH

Autism Mom’s Day MONTH

All of the following are in the works for Mother’s Day Month so keep MAY open! We are celebrating Mom’s Day the whole month of May! Contest to win a night with brunch at The Historic Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club! Comedy & Autism = Best Therapy EVER with Winston...

Temple Grandin ZOOMED with US

Temple Grandin ZOOMED with US

I wanted to say that getting to actually ask Temple Grandson questions was awesome. I have seen several recordings of her speak, but never been able to ask questions. That was really neat. - Stacey Berry, Autism Mom

We had a Blast Exploring the Eastern Shore

We had a Blast Exploring the Eastern Shore

We had a blast exploring the Eastern Shore with friends!! We saw boats, shells, a freestanding fireplace, abandoned boats, abandoned houses, gardens and beach with cement ships!! The boys loved it and added bonus on way home we saw a whole pod of dolphins jumping out...

Move Over, Magic Mike

Move Over, Magic Mike

We like to PLAY. Giggle. Runaway. Go off-roading. Share our biggest fears. Be adventurous. Create incredible memories. Take tons of pics. Go Ice Skate with Super Hero’s. Ride in Santa’s Sleigh. Guzzle adult beverages at Autism on Ice. Hold each other’s hands. Go...

Despite Losing Our Minds, We Rocked 2020

Despite Losing Our Minds, We Rocked 2020

Remember when we all thought COVID would be over by summer 2020? Yeah, right. The icing on the cake was when we went down to 10 people and forced me to think completely out of the box and go a little nuts. Jim Carrey Frustrated GIF from Jimcarrey GIFs Despite...

We Got The Deloreans!!!!! SAVE THE DATE

We Got The Deloreans!!!!! SAVE THE DATE

Be prepared to be wowed.  We get to watch the Deloreans behind the scenes next Thursday, Jan 21st. So stoked. No make-up, costumes, just awesome music. From....Willoughby a.k.a. Billy Idol 🤩 “I always get a charge out of playing in this band," Willoughby said. "Every...

Who Wants to Laugh Their Asses off with Me?

Who Wants to Laugh Their Asses off with Me?

I was lucky enough to snag a book written by Erma Bombeck from my Grandma’s collection. This was 20 some years ago and I still remember laughing my ass off while reading it. Since she’s so funny I decided to gift Em, my niece a book written by her and she loves it....

Choice Insurance Gives to My Autism Events

Choice Insurance Gives to My Autism Events

As part of the Choice Cares program, Choice Insurance Agency is pleased to support Spectrum Parents. When you complete the insurance quote request form below and receive your insurance review, we will make a $50 donation to the Spectrum Parents program. Once you...

Farm Tour and Trivia in Australia! (Online)

Farm Tour and Trivia in Australia! (Online)

Join us on a tour of our Australia Farm. We will provide a close encounter with some very special, very friendly animals. I have developed some intriguing trivia questions for you to have fun trying to answer. Some answers you may know, the rest we hope you will be...

Painting with Red Wine – Save the Date!

Painting with Red Wine – Save the Date!

We will learn to paint with RED WINE ONLY - Online This activity is very special, it is not only about the art, but as well about enjoying time with friends. Sounds cool, right? At the moment very few people worldwide use this technique, and I would be very happy to...

So Many Events! Get Your Calendars Out!

So Many Events! Get Your Calendars Out!

Sensory Friendly Morning at the Virginia Aquarium at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum January 9, 2021 @ 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM View GonnawannaSWISHagin' with FACT at Friends School January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM View Awesome Adults with Autism (Online...

Comedian + Autism Teacher = Best Therapy Ever

Comedian + Autism Teacher = Best Therapy Ever

We got WINSTON again. He's more than just a comedian. He's a former Autism Teacher. And it's very interactive. It's more like a Bitch Session with Winston. We've had Winston as a guest 3-4 times. And it is seriously the best therapy ever. ‪ Join us on #zoom for...

Very Interactive Sanctuary Farm Tour with Santa!

Very Interactive Sanctuary Farm Tour with Santa!

Animals Our kids seem to really bond with animals on a much deeper level than others. With Hunter, there was an undeniable bond between him and our youngest. He truly could have been a therapy dog. Which lead me on a hunt for a unique farm experience. And, I found...

Did Someone Say Self-Care Again?

Did Someone Say Self-Care Again?

Finally, someone to play with on the trampoline with ME 🤩  We hear about self-care all the time. After we had to say goodbye to our pup of six years old, I spiraled. It was one of the most painful loses. I am a dog person. Always will be. But, even when I started...

80’s Music Challenge Online – Can you beat me?

80’s Music Challenge Online – Can you beat me?

The 80’s Music Challenge Goal - Name the Artist and the Name of the Song Random 80’s music will be played and first person to get the name of the song and artist wins. We have been playing this with the boys on car trips forever. Payton is now better than me and his...

Blinkist Book Club – Perfect for Busy Autism Parents

Blinkist Book Club – Perfect for Busy Autism Parents

Blinkist Imagine getting all the main points from ”How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie in 18 minutes. I've had this book for year's and as much as I love it, I could never find time to finish it. Blinkist is free for 7 days then $7 a month, paid...

Be the Envy of all your Friends. This ZOOM class is going to ROCK.

Be the Envy of all your Friends. This ZOOM class is going to ROCK.

Excited?????? Two Events. One Night. SO MUCH FUN. Plus, it is all from the comfort of your own home. You don't even have to get a driver. First UP......Mixology Class. We are making my FAVORITE DRINK - Pineapple Upside Down Martini and the Virgin version too!...

Not our plan but, hey he’s happy.

Not our plan but, hey he’s happy.

My oldest son, who has been on the fast track since 4th grade has decided he will not be going to college. It's not a definitive "not going" but a not going upon graduation. Am I happy that my child, who fought his way into the gifted cluster (2E), who gained early...

Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

https://youtu.be/q3vUZqYedwE Connor rocks. He went from a self-contained special education classroom to graduating early at 16! Yes, he's on the Autism Spectrum, but that did not stop him. It was definitely challenging, but thankfully "Team Connor" was 100% behind him...

3rd Anniversary Celebration – Grand Re-Opening

3rd Anniversary Celebration – Grand Re-Opening

- Saturday, November 7 WE’RE TURNING THREE! That’s right, join us November 7 as we celebrate the start of our fourth year of bringing you awesome coffee and cool artisan gifts while supporting special needs families in the coolest little shop in the 300 block of...

Life Lessons – Proud Momma Moment – Meghan Ashburn

Life Lessons – Proud Momma Moment – Meghan Ashburn

Life Lesons - Proud momma moment! (It's a good story, I promise.) I had to visit one of my older boys in the middle school clinic a couple of weeks ago. There was another boy in there who (I assume) was autistic. He seemed to be a frequent flyer in the nurse's station...

Is My 2yr Old Showing Signs of ASD?

Is My 2yr Old Showing Signs of ASD?

I know doctors cannot tell me in the group and can really only tell me to go see a doctor,  lol but I'd love any opinions. Anyone else notice similar things, who's best to go to that will actually take me seriously? He's always chewed on everything but most recently...

Tell Me Your Story with Gina Montanez

Tell Me Your Story with Gina Montanez

Meltdowns were out of this world. Totally isolated,tried daycare....but, the twins were not welcomed back. There is not a lot of grace, empathy, or basic kindness for people who are just different. Tools she has given her kids include decompressing and down time. It...