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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 […]

Early learning logic games

Four Fun Early Learning Logic Games for Little Ones!

I’ve always been a huge advocate for playing games with kids, especially early learning logic games! Playing games is a fun activity for kids and also teaches them some basic social skills, like waiting their turn and being good sports, but can playing early learning logic games teach our preschoolers any other useful skills or […]

Activities for Visual Learners and Kinesthetic Learners.

Many individuals with autism and other special needs are visual and kinesthetic learners. In other words, they learn best by seeing, touching, and doing! This post contains affiliate links. Temple Grandin PhD who is perhaps the most famous person in the world with autism says that she, herself thinks in pictures. Her mind actually works […]

“The Village Toy Shop” the Best Little Toy Shop in Central New York!

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to share with you my favorite “go to – one stop” shop for finding just the right gifts for my kids, both young and old- The Village Toy Shop I’ve been shopping in their New Hartford, NY location for years, but if you don’t live in the area […]

A Good Behavior and Learning New Skills Roll!

Bethany’s on a good behavior and learning new skills roll! She’s happier and doing lot’s of activities including self help chores! Since we began reducing Bethany’s Depakote level she has been eating a little less and beating us up a little less too! She’s much happier and as a result so are the rest of […]