His First Words, And How It Healed My Soul

His First Words, And How It Healed My Soul A real hero is my son, Rocky. He has that name for a reason, but I’ll save that for another day. He is Nonverbal, Autistic, and has Short Bowel Syndrome. He grew up in the NICU for 2 years before ever seeing the light...

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

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),...

Shout Out from Kempsville Elementary

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 the whole...

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...