Sitting Alone in a Special Need’s World.

Jonathan’s mom and I had coffee this morning.  She was talking about how lonely it sometimes feels to parent a special need’s child. You see Jonathan is in high school.  His freshman year.  He is in the gifted program and he loves football. It was the the first game of the season.   Jonathan was so

Kids need to Move. Kids need to Play. Kids need to Go Outside.

It is time for school to start and once again, kids are going to be struggling to focus.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of physical activity per day.  Sixty minutes, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using

Toilet Training – 20+ suggestions for the child with ASD

As soon as the child is able to balance independently in sitting, make sitting on the toilet part of the everyday routine.  I mean way before potty training.  Start with a closed lid.  I.e. During the morning routine, the child sits on the toilet as you change their pants.  Repeat in the evening.  As greater