Special cards from special kids

Archiana poses with her cards It's a special kind of love they give every Christmas Day. They send cards they signed personally to people that matter to them in school as a way of showing their gratitude....more

5 Great Toys To Stimulate Your Autistic Child

So it's that time of year again when we start the countdown to the holidays. I love the Christmas season when family and friends get together and celebrate. I love the exchange of gifts. The only thing that used to cause me some stress every year was finding the right type of gifts for my son who has autism....more

The Weight of a Word: Autism

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. ...more

9 Ways To Teach Children About Feelings

I often tell my children to use their words when they are upset. I assume they know what they are feeling and can verbalize it to me. Wrong! It’s difficult for children to say what they are feeling because many times they don’t know what to name the feeling they are experiencing. Instead, they show us how they are feeling by throwing temper tantrums and having meltdowns. We first need to teach children the words to express their feelings before we require them to “use their words.”...more

Don't Forget Yourself

Don't Forget Yourself11/20/14As it is with most things Autism lately, I seem to be going in circles.  No two of these kids are the same and neither are their parents, but I keep running in the same cycle. It is my hope that by sharing what I’ve learned I can help another family. ...more
I can totally relate to this.  I have a three-year-old with autism.  When I stay up late, don't ...more

Our Journey Through "Different"

I have a wonderful two year old boy.  He will turn three this Friday, on Halloween.  He has big brown eyes, curly brown hair and a wonderful smile.  He loves his baby, his big sister (mostly) and his family.  He especially loves Choo Choos, balls, bubbles, animals, and swimming in the pool.  He also has some special challenges....more

ICare: Sharing their blessings to others

The staff at iCareGod has already given many blessings to a young couple and they want to make it grow by sharing their blessings to others.This in essence is why Renato Tangonan and his wife, lawyer Isah Echem –Tangonan opened iCare (an intervention center for autism and related exceptionalities) in Cagayan de Oro a year ago....more

Jellyfish in the Baby Pool: Protecting my child with special needs

Sometimes parenting a child with special needs is like the time I was shocked to find a jellyfish in the baby pool. Dangers and complications lurk where you least expect it. ...more