Personal Perspective

Prevent Holiday Meltdowns for You and Your Child

Holiday gatherings have led to some of the most humungous meltdowns we’ve experienced with my youngest son Jake, who is diagnosed on the severe end of the autism spectrum.  I can’t say I haven’t...

Managing Sensory Overload: An Insider’s Perspective

Sensory differences are often very common in individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as other special needs. Everyday events can be considered completely overstimulating. As a young adult with ASD, I get...

My Personal View and Tips on Transitions

Transitions can be tough for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for people with special needs. Whether the transition is from one activity to another or a break in normal routine, both can...

The Five Point Scale – It’s Impact on Self-Regulation

As an individual on the spectrum, I love using The Five Point Scale for self-regulation. I have used it numerous times, in many different situations. One aspect I love about The Five Point Scale...

Special Needs and Ignorance: Please Get To Know Me, Before You Judge Me!

As an individual who has autism, I have unfortunately came in contact with quite a few ignorant people throughout my life. People who judge me before they get to know me. People who tease...

Time Management for Middle School Students

We're going to talk about time management today because it is a huge skill needed for life, and I think knowing how to manage time will help your child excel in the classroom! In the...
Mail - Independence

Learning Independence – Personal Perspective

Learning to become independent is a very important skill for all people, but can sometimes be an even more complicated skill for individuals with special-isms. The one thing to remember is not to compare...

Students Living and Coping With Sensory Differences

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I experience sensory differences. These sensory differences can and often do impact my day-to-day life. One important thing to remember is that I have always had...
Mother's Day Chloe Rothschild

A Mother’s Day Letter to Moms of Kids with Isms

I want to dedicate this letter to my mom and both of my grandmas for this and all future Mother's Day.  I love you all so much, and could not do everything that I...
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“In His Shoes” by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco

I must start off by saying that In His Shoes, A Short Journey Through Autism is an INCREDIBLE book!!! The author, Joanna L. Keating-Velasco, does such a great job of including all of the many...