Vacation Ambition

“Family vacation” is a phrase that doesn’t always recall images of tranquility. Many parents return from one feeling like they need a vacation to recover from their vacation — and that feeling is hardly the exclusive realm of special-needs parents. We’ve had family vacation hits and misses, and over the years we’ve learned what works […]

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Tales From the Recycle Bin

Ryan is very independent about doing his homework. He usually comes home from school, has a snack, and begins working on it promptly at 4 p.m. without being asked. Only if he gets stuck on something will be even show us what he is working on. More often, he completes his assignments and puts everything […]

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Wave Hockey

Ahh, vacation. Relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sun, maybe visiting an exciting new city or taking in a theme park. Leaving the comforts of home behind for, well, greater comforts. It doesn’t always work so well for kids on the autism spectrum. For kids like Ryan, the comforts — and the routine — of […]

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