Diagnosis

Talking to Family Members About your Special-Ism Needs Child

If your situation was anything like ours—our first child was diagnosed with autism at age three—I’m sure you can relate to this blog. Whatever the special-ism need…ADHD, anxiety, FASD, Autism, not important…there’s always that dreaded...

Help Kids with ADHD Become Self-Aware

All month long, organizations have been celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. Most organizations supporting ADHD look to spend this time getting information out to the public to help spread awareness of the disorder and to curb...

For Parents: Getting through the Diagnosis and the Day After

There was something different about Chris from the day he was born. I have always been told that he’s an “old soul,” but he missed every infant milestone: rolling over, sitting up, babbling, talking,...

Boost Self-Esteem – Eliminate the Label

Have you noticed that special needs diagnoses have negative terms like deficit, hyperactive, pervasive, disorder, and syndrome? Would having these terms used to describe you help or hinder your self-esteem? How do you think...

Prepping the Public

There comes a time when you just want one easy day. Whether it be a trip to the grocery store or just running through the bank, everything doesn’t have to be a big ordeal....

Finding the Common Ground…How Dads can Relate to Their Special Needs Child

One of the hardest hurdles that I had to overcome as a dad with a young son diagnosed with autism was figuring out how I could relate to him. It’s not as easy as you...

HELP! I’m a Dad with a Special-Ism Child…What about ME?

MOMS, you are not off the hook from reading this article!  This is not an article just for dads…this an article for everyone, but I want to speak from experience and from the heart…and...

Special-Ism’s Q & A: Communicating a Diagnosis to Your Special Needs Child

One of our readers writes in, "Hi Chloe, first of all, I want to say a huge thanks for sharing the tips and inside of what it is like to be on the spectrum...my question...

Learn to Manage the Diagnosis

When someone in your house is diagnosed with ADHD or any other special need, there are suddenly many things that make sense.  There can also suddenly be a feeling of overwhelm and helplessness over...

A Public Letter to my Special Needs Son

I will pass this way but once if there's any good that I can do Let me do it now for I'll never pass this way again … Tomorrow may be too late my friend...