World Autism Awareness Day

Did you know that next Tuesday, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day?  Well, it is! So here is an attempt to help all of us learn about autism, with a lot of help from Autism Speaks! Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain […]

Explaining Asperger Syndrome to Everyone You Know, Including Your Kid with AS

Oftentimes children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are aware of their diagnosis from a very young age, yet they have very little understanding of what that actually means for them or how it makes them different from neurotypical children. Most therapeutic interventions for kids with AS focus on behavior modification, sensory processing and social skills, with […]

When I Find My Peace of Mind…

When I was four years old, my sister and I were invited to my cousin Rachel’s birthday party. The day before the party, my mother took us to Toys “R” Us to pick out a gift. We chose the most beautiful tea set I had ever seen, and as soon as we got it home […]


Being a teacher and a counselor of children on the Autism Spectrum in Orlando, I have had the opportunity and the honor to work with some very brave and wonderful families. I have noticed over the years that one thing rings true among the families that I work with when they first come to see […]