Life Skills

Workability – Kids Learn to Earn

Labor Day - always the first Monday in September is "a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute...
Rudy Simone

How to Survive the Workplace

Rudy Simone found that the biggest challenge in the workplace was spending day after day with the same people.  Frustrations included her skill set not being taken advantage of, being bullied, and constantly being...
Sensory Hair Cuts

Getting to the “Root” of Haircut Challenges – 5 Tips to Turning a Roller...

Taking a typical child to the hair dresser can be a challenging experience, but adding more "isms" to this experience can change this from a simple errand to a frightening roller coaster ride of...
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Encouraging a Special Needs Child to be a Child

Every child with special needs is still a child at heart. No matter what issues, conditions, diagnoses or disabilities help educators, parents, and professionals figure out how to teach and reach a child, there...

Shift Your Focus During a Tantrum: God Spoke to Me

It was a beautiful day as I cheerily loaded my kids in the car to take my youngest son, Jake, to Occupational Therapy.  He eagerly climbed his 7-year-old body into his car seat.  Jake...

Finding Your Child’s Voice: How to Raise a Safe, Independent Adult

Every four years, November transforms into a month dedicated to democracy. On Election Day, citizens across the United States of America head to the polls. We cut time out of our busy schedules to...

P to the Power of 3! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

Many recent news stories have dealt with the negative side of peer pressure and bullying – especially for those kids who might not “fit in” as well as others. I’d like to focus on...

Having an Ism and Having a Roommate

At the University of Florida (UF), we are already halfway through the semester. I promised I’d share tips and stories and things I’ve been learning in college, and this month, I want to talk...
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Potty Training: Five Sensory Secrets for Success!

Potty training...is it a sensory issue? My answer is definitely "Yes!" Children who struggle with sensory processing often find potty training to be a daunting task that often leads to a battle of the wills...
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Teach Life Skills – Create Success for Independence

All parents want independence for their children. I am no different; I desired for my son with isms to live independently with success and with much dedication and effort, he is doing just that. ...