When special needs kids are bullied

I've got two articles to share on this topic. The first is a new study that indicates that kids between 8 and 10 who are bullied are more likely to experience nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking at age 12. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/282488.phpThe other piece is "Why bullies target struggling students (and how you can help!)"http://media.learningrx.com/why-bullies-target-struggling-students-and-h......more

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Watch Out for Flying Objects

Throughout my life, in good times and challenging ones, I’ve always been comforted by signs.Whether it’s hearing my favorite song come on when I’m feeling a little sad, or getting a call from an old friend at a particularly difficult point in my life, I’ve always seen these events as the way God or the universe communicates with me and lets me know I”m not alone.About seven years ago, I was going through one of my lowest, or at least most stressful times in my life.Our daughter Lizzy was going through an extremely difficult period....more

Where Do I stand?

As a woman, mother, person starting to near "middle" age (dare I utter these words) it causes me to reflect on where I stand. Where I stand in society, where I stand as a woman, a mother, a friend, a wife; all of these titles of mine define who I am, where I  "stand" in the lives of those I reach.. touch.It is often sombering to realize that at this point I should be "all grown up now" yet sometimes I look around at my brood, my home, my crazy life and think "am I really in charge of all of this?" ...more

Why Minority Voices Matter in the Autism Community

“What can the white special needs community do to help the brown special needs community?” I was asked this question at the BlogHer ’14 Special Needs Mini Con session in San Jose, CA. I had to pause when I heard it. I wasn't ready....more
misssalad Kpana Kpoto EmiliePeck Race comes into it because it's so closely tied into the ...more

My Son's Words Of Wisdom - "You Have A Lot To Remember About Me"

I was a rotten mother yesterday.I forgot to give my son his allergy medicine yesterday. It's nothing prescription or anything, just 12 hour Claritan, but this time of year, he really needs it....more

Never Agitate the Monkeys or an Autistic Child

This blog post is also posted on my other blog: Perfect ChaosYou know how when you go to zoo, the signs say don't feed the animals. Don't agitate the animals. Or face their wrath. ...more

The upside and downside of breaking your ankle.....

Apart from the pain, the immobility and being totally dependent on other human beings for every  aspect of your daily living, there is a really mean downside to breaking your ankle. You see we were going to get a kitten in the next few weeks. Unfortunately, I had to call the owners and let them know there is no way I can take care of a 6 week old kitten right now. Heck, at this moment, I can't even take care of myself....more

No ESY and Im not happy about it

Repost from my blog: Perfect Chaos....more

The System is Failing Us

This post may ruffle some feathers, may even wad some uptight people's panties. So if you are easily ruffled or wadded, then walk away from this post. This system is flawed. It's failing our children. Our children are sometimes in need of emergent care. It's NOT there for them. It's not fair. To them, or to the parents that care for them. ...more
Shellireads (sorry I just saw this now) you are VERY right! Turns out, my son is not only ...more