Autism gets worse with age

Does Autism Get Worse With Age?

I get asked a lot. “Does autism get worse with age?” Sounds like a simple question, but it’s a complex answer. First, the life expectancy of those diagnosed with autism in the US is 36 years old. The typical life expectancy in the US is 72. So this decrease in life is very concerning. But […]

Autism Inspiration - Letting Go

A fun way of letting go of regret

How do you let go of the sadness that your child didn’t have this wonderful childhood experience that you were expecting, and how do you let go of all those feelings around not being the parent that you were dreaming of, the experience that you were expecting? And that’s what this blog post is all […]

Why can’t healing autism be predictable?

In the beginning of healing autism, I wanted it to be linear, straight, easy and done quickly.  I had no patience, no appreciation for what we were going through.  I wasn’t enjoying life, so I wanted this part to be over as quick as possible.  Unfortunately, that did not make things go faster—me wanting things […]

Autism spectrum confused

What haven’t I learned yet?

The question I got from a few parents in response to my email last week about my Mom Life bumper sticker was “What am I doing wrong?” Firstly, let me thank you for your honesty and willingness to learn. It’s not easy to admit when we feel like we are failing at something. And when […]

Autism mother father care support

A way to handle success & setbacks

In many ways, life has been much slower lately. It’s given many of us more time to think. Have you thought about what kind of memories will you have to reflect on when you’re older? Will you sit there and tell stories about what you’ve accomplished in life? What you’ve overcome? With these stories, will […]

Autism family healing Confused mother

How to stop doubting your decisions

Just because we’re still in certain aspects of quarantine does not mean we have to put our lives on hold. There is still 5 months left to 2020. You can turn 2020 into a wonderful year, if it isn’t already. What do you want to create? What do you want to learn? What are you […]

Autism family healing School

YIKES School decisions?

Autism, at times, seems like there is so much to do. So much stress. Worry over making “the right” decisions. Sometimes it seems like the need to make important decisions doesn’t stop…school, therapies, babysitters, activities, socialization…what’s needed, what’s not needed…it can get exhausting, right? School decisions are at the forefront right now.  The pandemic changed […]

Autism healing

Autism & Pain Free at 16

Let’s celebrate some success. I just got off the call with a client and picture it: a 16-year-old girl with autism just had her first pain free day. Can you believe it? Earlier she used to have stomach aches, headaches. She didn’t feel good, but she didn’t even know why. She didn’t know what was […]

Autism Autistic Burnout

What is Autistic Burnout?

Some adults with autism report that they feel chronic exhaustion, loss of skills, and reduced tolerance to stimulus. Many people with autism, they talk about it, as if it’s a burnout. And there are many people with autism who experience this. However, it’s not formally recognized by doctors or therapists. So there’s a big disconnect […]

Autism Children Burnout

Can children get “Autistic Burnout”?

My last post was all about the introduction of what autistic burnout is. I got several questions from parents who said they have young children, and they were asking can a young child have autistic burnout, so let’s look into that. Why try to understand autistic burnout? “Autistic Burnout” is starting to be defined and […]