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Supporting Your Own Mental Health as a Special Needs Caregiver

Supporting Your Own Mental Health as a Special Needs Caregiver

Special needs families have a higher risk of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. And that is not even mentioning caregiver burnout.
Why We Love Our Wiggle Seat?

Why We Love Our Wiggle Seat?

The wiggle seat, also known as a wobble cushion or balance disk, has changed our lives. It gives your child the sensory input that they desperately need and crave. It has soft bumps on one side and spikey bumps on the other side. You can inflate it as much or as little as you want for your child’s sensory needs.
Top 10 Famous People With Autism That Will Blow Your Mind

Top 10 Famous People With Autism That Will Blow Your Mind

Do you know anyone who loves Ghostbusters? Dan Akroyd, the creator of Ghostbusters, is autistic and took his obsession with police officers and ghosts to create the screenplay. It later became a franchise that has been successful for over 35 years and is still going strong. Some of these famous people with autism may surprise you.
Temple Grandin - The Meeting of a Legend

Temple Grandin - The Meeting of a Legend

Have you ever heard of Temple Grandin? Have you ever read a Temple Grandin book or watched the movie on the story of her life? For many autism parents, she is a huge inspiration.
Do you dream of an Autism Vacation?

Do you dream of an Autism Vacation?

As autism parents, we know we are exhausted and can use a break from our daily life. Did you know that autism travel is possible? If planned carefully, we can all enjoy that special vacation we dream of.
Self-care for Parents with Special Needs

Self-care for Parents with Special Needs

Being a parent or caregiver of someone with autism can be one of the most rewarding but difficult jobs we have ever had. This is why the practice of self-care is so important.
Autism and the IEP process

Autism and the IEP process

For a person new to IEP’s, the process can be stressful and confusing. This week I sat down with Matt Solan, a former special education teacher, to help break it all down for us.
Autism Parent Support Groups - My Group, My Tribe

Autism Parent Support Groups - My Group, My Tribe

Have you ever felt alone and with nowhere to turn and no one who gets it? I have and so has LakiKid founder, Jason. This feeling was what inspired us to create the group Ask An Autism Parent. We are actually so close to our one year anniversary. We started this group as a place where you can come for support and advice.
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