What is Summer School? What Do you Do in Summer School Programs?

What is Summer School? What Do you Do in Summer School Programs?

What is Summer School? Summer school has a terrible stigma in this country. And, wrongfully so in my opinion. First, the whole concept of children having summers off is rooted in farm work. In today’s society, children are rarely needed in the summer months to help on the family farm. With the exception of maybe…

10 Outdoors Activities for Autism | How to Get Autistic Kids and Adults Outside More Often

10 Outdoors Activities for Autism | How to Get Autistic Kids and Adults Outside More Often

Outdoor Activities for Autistics Today really reiterated to me that I need to get back to the outdoors and get my kids outside. I had my son at the eye doctor and she is an expert in her field (at a local children’s hospital). She said that they are seeing an increase of young kids…

3 Best Adaptive Bikes for Autistic Teens | Adults with Disabilities

3 Best Adaptive Bikes for Autistic Teens | Adults with Disabilities

Autism and Riding a Bike I get a surprising number of inquiries about this. Ever since I posted a photo of my son riding our adaptive bike, people ask me what it is and where we got it. First, let’s start by saying, just because a child has autism, does not mean that they cannot…

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia If you’re the parent of a child with sensory sensitivities, you know that it can be challenging to find activities and attractions that both you and your little one can enjoy. I live near Philadelphia and we just love it here. There are so many autism friendly places and activities. You will…

19 Sports Programs for Kids with Disabilities | Inclusive Sports

19 Sports Programs for Kids with Disabilities | Inclusive Sports

Special Needs Sports Programs An often overlooked area of our kids’ lives is their recreation time. As parents, we spend so much time worrying about their health, worrying about IEPs and education, that there isn’t much time or energy left for recreation time. The sentiment is starting to change on this topic. Many schools and…

Knoebels Amusement Park: Secrets to Know Before you Go!

Knoebels Amusement Park: Secrets to Know Before you Go!

Knoebels Amusement Park One of my favorite places to visit is Knoebels in Elysburg, PA. I have been going there ever since I was a toddler, and my (now deceased) grandmother even went there as a child. It’s that kind of place. Even though it’s a 2+ hour trek for us now, we make sure…

ARFID | A Family Guide to Overcoming ARFID

ARFID | A Family Guide to Overcoming ARFID

ARFID “Mom, I don’t want another ham and cheese sandwich for lunch.” “Well, you don’t eat anything else for lunch. Give me something else to put in your lunchbox, and I’ll do it.” And so began our journey with ARFID. A few quick facts about ARFID. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Was renamed in DSM…