Tiffani Lawton

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A Gifted Child with a Glitch in His System

I consider it a privilege and an honor to homeschool my son. I can clearly see all the unique gifts God has given him. I received an e-mail from a friend on the journey who is also homeschooling her son. She put it so perfectly when she said, "...now I see I'm doing it more because of my son's talents rather than any of his issues. The school...couldn't nurture his intellect in a way that was meaningful....more

Autism: The Diagnosis

I sit here on a Saturday afternoon, while my wonderful husband is out and about with both tots. Eamon visited with a neurodevelopmental pediatrician just this past Wednesday. We had to pay out of pocket for this visit as he was the only doctor in the tri-state area that did not have a waiting list 2 years long or a "not accepting new patients" message. He was wonderfully informative, answered all my questions, and will continue to serve as a great resource. We will receive an official report with recommendations in about 10 days, but he did give me the diagnosis....more

Enhancing Handwriting Skills For Your Child with ASD

It is not uncommon for children with ASD to struggle with handwriting, my son included. Handwriting is not a reflection of the overall academic capacity of these children, however children with high functioning autism may experience academic and social challenges as a result of poor handwriting. Whether your child is at school or being homeschooled, there are special tools and techniques to enhance handwriting skills that can be incorporated into daily activities. ...more

The Reality of Raising an Autistic Child

For Anything Worth Having, One Must Pay the Price...more

Medication, Metabolism & Autism

I feel like we have been missing in action lately. We have been so sick since Christmas...and I think (hope) we have seen the worst of it all and got our fill of sickness for 2009! All over in one fowl swoop.We had everything from upper respiratory infections that manifested into pneumonia to the stomach bug that ripped through our family of 6 in waves of three. I have to share the following two situations that occurred because I believe they profoundly relate to the current studies on autism today....more

Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs..

In autumn of 2009, I began homeschooling my "special needs" son. I had always considered the possibility of homeschooling but I was not certain it was an endeavor that I could undertake....more

A Gifted Child with a Glitch in His System

I consider it a privilege and an honor to homeschool my son. I can clearly see all the unique gifts God has given him. I received an e-mail from a friend on the journey who is also homeschooling her son. She put it so perfectly when she said, "...now I see I'm doing it more because of my son's talents rather than any of his issues. The school...couldn't nurture his intellect in a way that was meaningful. As we've homeschooled, I really think it has matured and helped my son feel more confident."...more