Completely Incomplete



Incomplete before Autism: I am so grateful for a God who allows the pain of this world to be used for good.  I am grateful that He has used Autism to allow me to see how incomplete I am on my own; starting me on the forever journey of finding my completeness in Him.


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I never knew what I was missing


Thinking back to life before Autism, there are definitely some things that I miss.  Before having my son, I was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force.  There was always the potential for travel, excitement, and adventure...  I had a decent income, which meant I could do all kinds of fun stuff.  I received several awards and acknowledgement for my achievements, which I loved.😊  I also didn't realize how much I was depending on my own strength or how much I was letting my head swell.  I began to sense it and prayerfully decided to separate from the military when I had my son.

Autism is shaping me for the better


I don't mean to make light of the serious challenges Autism can present.  I've written before about not wanting the painful aspects for my son, but appreciating the good that comes with Autism.  It took me a long time, however, to realize how much Autism has also been shaping me for the better.

Summer Social Skills Activity

Have you been trying to think of a fun way for your child (or students) to practice the social skills they've learned?  Many people worry about academics, but don't let the summer slide happen to their social gains either...
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Let's get social!


Have you been trying to think of a fun way for your child (or students) to practice the social skills they've learned?  Many people worry about academics, but don't let the summer slide happen to their social gains either...

Teaching your child with Autism about death.

How do you teach a child with Autism about death?  Unfortunately, death is a reality people face daily, but our ASD kiddos can really struggle with understanding what death is and processing their feelings. Learn what what worked for us!
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Death has been a hot topic here lately...


Unfortunately, death is a reality people face daily, but our ASD kiddos can really struggle with understanding what death is and processing their feelings.  My son is concerned about upcoming deployment for my husband, and has been matching what information he knows with CNN & the maps in his bible.  Looks like we are going to be talking about it quite a bit more to prepare him for the "just in case - hope they never happen" scenarios. It's also come up in Special Needs Moms Network a few times recently, and although I've shared my free social story about funerals there, it made me realize I should also share what taught my son about death.

Resources for When Your Child is a Reluctant Reader

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Encouraging you child to Read

I don't think it's any secret to close friends and family that my boys are a bit "lazy" when it comes to work.  Honestly though, it's not laziness, it's mental fatigue.  They avoid mental work at all costs.  This is a problem when we get to subjects that aren't a preferred activity.

My oldest son is most likely hyperlexic.  He has been reading since an incredibly young age and has loved the imaginary world books open up to him.  My younger son, however, struggles with anything related to works and letters.  For a long time I suspected some form of dyslexia.  I am confident now that he is not, but it's still just not in his wheelhouse.  It's work, not pleasure.

New Resource- Read the Situation

50% off through this Sunday afternoon

If you are ready for a new social skills resource, it's here, and it's on sale!  If you own the big bundle or the worksheets bundle, lucky you get to download this one for free!  This new resource uses cut & paste plus a few write-ins.  Your child/student gets to look at the scene and practice studying what's going on, and how people are reacting.

Here are a few preview pages to check out:

Friday Freebie: Sight words!

Free Sight Words worksheets!

Sight word set #1

Happy Friday everyone!  Here's a freebie for your kids in the 1st grade range!  They were designed to have minimal writing for those that struggle with writing (or hate it).  This freebie has 25 pages, and you can plan on seeing 3 more pack roll out over the month. 😊 

Here's a little glimpse at what they look like: