Disabled Parenting

When A Child Is Properly Supported at Home and at School, the Possibilities are Endless

A is my half brother in law who my husband and I have guardianship of. He and my husband have the same father. LONG STORY. I have permission from A to tell this story. He is super proud of himself. Anyway, when he came to us at 5 years old he was scared. He is… Continue reading When A Child Is Properly Supported at Home and at School, the Possibilities are Endless

Disabled Parenting

Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous

It is extremely important to presume competence in everyone. It does not matter if the person is disabled or not. The consequences can be dangerous.  Yesterday morning, N jumped off his top bunk and landed on the floor. My husband tried catching him but was unsuccessful. We kept him home from school that day and… Continue reading Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous

Disabled Parenting

When The Public Schools Fail Your Autistic Child

It is not uncommon for autistic children to fall through the cracks with the education system. It should never be like this but it is.  It happened to two of my sons,  N and Bug and my niece B. I am explaining what happened here and how I handled it in hopes it helps someone. … Continue reading When The Public Schools Fail Your Autistic Child