Why it's important to make a job have purpose for a person with autism

Make the Job Meaningful for a Person with Autism

Why do you make the job meaningful for a person with autism? You want your child to be involved, right?  To be an active part of a group or a project or most importantly, your family.  Your dream is that the child will want to join in on some activities without being asked.  I say… Read More »

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How the Disability Access Pass Works at Walt Disney World

How the Disability Access Pass works at Walt Disney World is an important question for families attempting a vacation there with autism.   This is the pass that helps with the wait times.  Are you unsure of where to get it or what is does/doesn’t do for rides?  In this basic how to post,  I… Read More »

Lowry Park Zoo

Visit the Lowry Park Zoo

          On May 11, 2002 Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo introduced Wallaroo Station, a 4.5 acre Australian-themed family area, where thousands of families with young children have enjoyed an interactive Australian adventure. The hands-on, family-friendly features helped the Zoo secure top honors from two national parenting magazines: Parents, “10 Best Zoos,” (2009);… Read More »

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10 Ways to Practice God’s Presence

10 ways to practice God’s presence was in   HOMELIFE magazine many years ago.  I love it. In fact, I have it all ready to paint on the pocket door in the kitchen to remind me!  For what it’s worth, listening to praise music always puts me in God’s presence. My day flows smoother and I… Read More »

Urban Adventure Quest in Washington D.C.

Exploring Washington D.C. with Urban Adventure Quest

Exploring Washington D.C. with Urban Adventure Quest was one of our favorite activities while we were in Baltimore.  We spent our last day in the area which also turned out to be a gorgeous spring day.  It was quite wet and muddy as all the snow melted.  For us Floridians that was a bit different.  We… Read More »

Dear Autism Mom on Mother's Day is a poignant reminder of how different holidays can be for mothers of children with autism

Dear Autism Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Autism Mom on Mother’s Day,   It’s Mother’s Day here in the USA.  Everyone is posting sweet pictures on Facebook of cards and gifts their children have given them.  While you are so happy for them , you die a little on the inside with every picture that crosses your newsfeed.  Your day will… Read More »

Using narration as the cornerstone of a Charlotte Mason education

Narration Is An Integral Part Of A Charlotte Mason Education

Narration is an integral part of a Charlotte Mason education.  Narration is the ability to tell back a story’s main points after either reading it to themselves or having it read to them. Both children are now able to do it extremely well . As a matter of fact, they do it effortlessly.  After Logan… Read More »

The Celebrate Dance edition of the Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up : The Celebrate Dance Edition

Whew, what a busy week we’ve had.  I think I need to stay home all next week just to recuperate .  It’s really been a busy 2 weeks with the trip to Atlanta then this school business.  I need a nap just writing it.         We had MARINE BIOLOGY co op this week…. Read More »

Why Teaching your child manners is a good idea

Why Teaching Your Child Manners is A Good Idea

Why  teaching your child manners is a good idea in this world seems like a rhetorical question.  What does it matter if your children have manners or not?  Your child with autism can barely talk or make eye contact so why does it matter if he is polite and well mannered? I challenge you to… Read More »

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures children’s pirate cruise is located in Fort Lauderdale. Where children and adults alike come to experience the magic of a pirate cruise sailing in South Florida in search of treasure.   Come on a Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures voyage as we take everyone into a world of treasure hunts and battles on… Read More »