You reap what you sew so invest in people

Whether you are having a typical child or a special needs child it’s natural to pull away for a time. It makes sense as you are trying to balance everything that has changed. The question is when do you try to start hanging out with others. One thing I have noticed a lot is parents with special needs kids sometimes never do. Everyone needs community but when you have a child on the spectrum you feel like you don’t belong anywhere, which makes you retract from people and when something happens there is very few people to lean on . … Continue reading You reap what you sew so invest in people

Things 3 -The todo list to rule them all

With a child on the spectrum its tough to juggle all the therapies and things to do so this is a quick over view of the todo list I have decided on. It isn’t perfect but its the best I have found. The good Clean interface Ability to handle complex “Projects” Able to create complicated repeating events Areas divides areas of your life and works well with tags when things over lap Integrated with calendar so you see it all in one place Iphone and ipad are distinctive apps not just a replay Apple Watch integration is the best I … Continue reading Things 3 -The todo list to rule them all

A surreal end and new beginning

It came faster then we wanted and under less then ideal conditions but the day is here. We knew our Aba company only handled up to 6th grade and that we would need to find another company in the fall. Due to Kendra changing jobs with different insurance we had to stop services early. The other catch is we now have no services until we go through the whole process with the new insurance company. I am a little emo but I know things will work out. Continue reading A surreal end and new beginning

Be a moment-er

Someone who creates moments for others. They are few and far between but when you find a person who invites you to do things hold on to them. My buddy Chris is a spontaneous person that is always inviting me to do stuff last minute. A lot of times I will confess I am not able too but it’s always awesome when I do. This was one of those days where we got to watch a autism friendly movie and spend some time at the park. This year we are trying to Make room for the opportunity to hang out … Continue reading Be a moment-er

The long walk

One of the first things we noticed with our son that indicated he was different was when he would separate himself from everyone else. I am not wired this way and always want to be around people so it has taken some getting use to. As he has gotten older I have started referring to this as the long walk and we work really hard at engaging with him so he doesn’t do it all the time. It has become a bit of a game of cat and mouse and we have fun with it but some times we need … Continue reading The long walk

The Adventure Man

I don’t know what age it starts but at some point as adults we lose our sense of adventure. I am not talking about wreck-less chance taking, stay away from those people. I am talking about something that gets you out of your comfort zone and lets you disconnect. A lot of my life as a special needs parent has been about denying all of the denying. How do you do this or that with a special needs child? How do you find time, space to do… I don’t know if it’s cultural or not but a lot of people … Continue reading The Adventure Man