Jasmynn venting blog

Venting

By: Melissa Archer/ Venting, when only Venting can capture the hard days I know how good life is and also that things can generally be worse so I try to see the glass as ALWAYS “half full”, but being human there are also days where the “what if’s” slither out of the shadows and into…

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Jasmynn’s Voice

By: Melissa Archer/ (to the tune of Elmo’s World) La, La, La, La…Jasmynn’s World Since the arrival of Jasmynn & the discovery at 2 ½ she had autism, it has taken all of our family’s energy to raise her up. We have worked as a team, like never before. The cliché “it takes a village”…

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The World of Communication

The World of Communication By: Alexis Eggenberger, MSSA, BCBA/ As many of you may know, I have worked with children with special needs for several years, in a wide range of settings. I’ve helped kiddos as young as one year of age and those into adulthood. I’ve been there for a child’s first time riding…

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It’s Autism…now what?

By: Alexis Eggenberger, MSSA, BCBA / “Your child has autism.” You might have known this diagnosis was coming. You may have observed the red flags that were mentioned by your pediatrician or read something on the internet. Perhaps you weren’t surprised in the least and had a gut feeling all along. Or maybe not. Maybe…

Encouraging Inclusive Play and Kind Words

Welcome to guest blogger Jennifer Landstrom, an educational advocate & consultant who lives and practices in SE Michigan. She currently heads Autism H.O.P.E. of Lenawee, a nonprofit support and education organization for families raising children and young adults with varying disabilities. Jennifer shares some great advice and invites you and your kids to participate in…