DAILY LIFE SKILLS

Dear Parents, take care of yourselves.

Heading into a new year The other day, I read a Facebook post that said, “I am returning 2021 since I had a seven day grace period to return it without any questions asked.” I laughed when I read that, but it also got me thinking about how much daily stress people experience; and how […]

To the New Year

What a year it’s been If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for 2020 to be over. Needless to say, it has been quite a rollercoaster of a year. All jokes aside, 2020 has been a very challenging year for most of us. We’ve had to learn new ways of getting our work done […]

Connecting

Getting connected: It’s September already and some of the leaves on our property have already began to change colors. For so many of us, like the seasons, we have seen many changes and had to adjust the way we go about living. Fall is usually the season when students head back to school, football games […]

Hope for an independent future

Looking to the future Parents, how would you respond If your son or daughter surprised you with this question, “I know this sounds really dark, but do you think I have a future?” Personally, I was caught off guard by this question; at the same time, I was curious what my friend meant by it […]

Communication, Communication, Communication

Let’s talk about communication: With COVID-19 continuing to be an issue, schools are under constant pressure to reassess whether students will return to meet face to face in the fall. Regardless, there are things that parents and caregivers can be doing while our children are at home with us. The Journal of Behavior Analysis in […]

5 Effective Active Listening Habits for Parents

5 Effective Active Listening Habits for Parents Listening. To be heard. It’s one of the most important things we do as humans. We all love to talk and share stories with one another. Being validated through active listening makes someone feel valued and loved. Being a caregiver, parent, or sibling to someone with autism can […]

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Getting outdoors is still allowed during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19…… Families of children and adults with autism know how stressful an unstructured day can be. Remember that you do not have to ‘do schoolwork’ all of the time during social distancing. In fact, experts are recommending that families […]