I share our journey because our experiences with discrimination are not okay. I do it to document that children with Autism have been forgotten along the way in the advances of civil rights.
Most families spend the year counting down the days until summer vacation. Days where they can sleep in, go on family excursions, and endure that time of year that fosters togetherness and fun.
But most of us with kiddos on the spectrum do the opposite, we count down the days until summer is over because our lives are turned upside down and inside out.
On my way home I wondered if we are ever going to get to have a mother-daughter date that doesn’t end like this.
In the end we are all the same. All of this from autism to accidents can happen to any family.
Lately, I have been reflecting on how much time our family has spent at home over the past two years. It has become such a routine that we hadn’t noticed how much time actually went by when we avoided going out. Avoided placed where we would have to chase Ally or leave abruptly because of … Continue reading Our Home, the Bunker
There was a time when I told myself my daughter was just fussy.
My blog has become dedicated to advocating for children on the autism spectrum. In my experience, the biggest source of discrimination against my child has been at private daycare centers.
Some of my long term followers remember what the past year has been like. Between our final childcare expulsion, my daughter being left on a major highway by the bus company, and me leaving my previous job– it was extreme stress. Well, what I did not share was that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading Superintendent’s Response to my preschooler left on highway
And of course, the one and only time I ever wanted to find a bathroom with a hand dryer in it, there wasn’t one.
I’m sure many of my fellow moms are having anxiety about what summer will bring.