sex crimes

Sexual Abuse of the Developmentally Disabled

The very disturbing problem of sexual abuse and sexual assault against developmentally disabled individuals was recently brought to my attention by National Public Radio (NPR). NPR did an episode of Morning Edition and All Things Considered on the subject which you can find on their website at For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With […]

perseveration

Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

Dad came home from work one night and asked Bethany what she had done that day. Her answer?  “A really big poop.  Big like my big Jesus”! I added to the conversation by informing Dad that she had also worked on math. Dad asked Bethany who her teacher was and she pointed to me and […]

Special Needs Family Link Share

Turning Crappy into Happy: Special Needs Family Link Share #9

Welcome to the Special Needs Family Link Share! I’m so glad you came!  I love hearing from old and new friends each week! This is the safe place for those affected by special needs to share, support, and encourage one another! Please share your awesome and unique story with us!! This blog link up opens […]

Coping With Aggressive and Impulsive Behavior

It’s unfortunate but not uncommon that people who have experienced a brain injury and some who have autism will suffer with aggressive and impulsive behavior at some point. Some sources report that it’s as common as 10-30%. Dealing with a loved one’s aggression and impulsive behaviors is difficult, depressing, and can even be devastating. I know […]

Autism Financial Aid Resources

In keeping with our February’s theme of providing disability resources, this week we are talking about resources for all things autism. Today I have compiled a list of autism financial aid resources available online for children affected by autism and their families. Far too many beneficial autism therapies, treatments, foods, dietary supplements, and equipment are […]