Visiting Santa With Your Special Needs Child

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This past Sunday, we were invited by Northgate Mall to take part in their Caring Santa program. The Caring Santa visit at Northgate Mall occurred before the mall opened to shoppers. Not only did they have snacks set out for the children, but also a coloring area and a social story for the children to […]

Have a Special Needs Child? Caring Santa is Northgate and other Simon Malls

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Thank you to Northgate Mall for inviting my family to be your guest at Caring Santa and giving us a gift card towards our photo package! One of the challenges as a parent of a special needs child is that the little things so many families take for granted don’t come easy for us. Things […]

An Open Letter to Seattle Public Schools

Even my five year old daughter knows what a fair contract is. #SPSstrike #4myteacher

It’s time to do the right thing. It’s time to negotiate a fair contract settlement with Seattle teachers and support professionals.

Normal is a Laundry Setting.

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I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I’ve heard or read someone refer to a child with Autism has not normal or unhealthy. It’s infuriating. It’s insensitive. It’s a lot of things.

4 Tips on Coping with Autism

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GNKroger #CollectiveBias Let’s face it, being a parent is hard. Anyone that says otherwise is living in a Leave it to Beaver sit-com.  As if it wasn’t challenging enough, being the parent of a child with Autism has […]

How Digital Technology Helps Autism in Our Family

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Digital Technology is front and center in our home. It’s a valuable tool for our family and our kids are barely in elementary school. We introduced our oldest son, Sebby, to technology, or specifically, an handful of apps on my iPhone when he was about 2 1/2. I know what people say about screen time. […]