Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Disclaimer: This article was written with my own opinions and experience only. Please consult with a doctor or other professional before following my suggestions. I remember when my boys were first diagnosed with autism. I asked myself, what did this mean? How would I treat this? Would they require… Read More Alternative Treatments for Autism
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother As my boys are getting older, I often wonder and worry about their transition from school to work. This is just one of the many concerns I have as an autism parent. One of the major transitions in any person’s life is that from school to work. In high… Read More Smooth Transitions School To Work
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Receiving an autism diagnosis can seem overwhelming and frightening. I remember very well how I felt when my own children were diagnosed with autism. I felt lost, confused, alone, and very scared. You may be left with a lot of unanswered questions about an autism diagnosis. I know I… Read More Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism
Written By: Green Crunchy Mother “And if those children are unresponsive, maybe you can’t teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland As a special needs mum, this famous quote by Jeffrey R. Holland has so much meaning to… Read More What to do When Plan B is Required
Written By: Green Crunchy Mother Affiliate Disclosure: This post does not contain any affiliate marketing links. The links used in this post are for information purposes only, I am not making a profit. I am about to get very real and honest in this post, people often ask me: “How do you avoid the triggers,… Read More How I (Try) To Avoid Triggers in Our Autism World
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The truth is, I’ve been struggling a lot lately. It’s not a topic that many of us special needs parents wish to discuss with anyone, especially at a party. It’s not a pretty subject and I’ve discovered that it makes many people feel uncomfortable. I am generally not very… Read More The Isolation I feel as Special Needs Parent
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Our middle son was almost eight years old when he was diagnosed with high functioning autism. Since he was a baby, we have lived with constant meltdowns and temper tantrums. Since a very young age, he would scream and cry for hours at a time and was not consolable.… Read More What is a Meltdown Anyway?