I was holding up my phone in a sea of eager, impatient parents also holding up their devices in the auditorium. We were jockeying for position. Trying to get the perfect view of our blossoming musicians from the stage. All etiquette be dammed we would have the memory of our… Read more »
The oldest adage still rings true today—it’s the little things that help differentiate one thing from another, and when you have a family member with special needs, it’s the little things, like the way that strangers interact with our family in public, that can make the biggest impact. For instance,… Read more »
Take a trip back in time with me to late November/December 2012. I remember deciding to stop for a little treat at my favorite yogurt shop and I was enjoying a birthday cake cup with hot fudge and a lot of berries (ya know, because that makes it healthy) when… Read more »
The following narrative blends stories from our real Abram’s Bed families to fictionally capture the trials and successes we experience as special needs families. None of the names or situations is meant to resemble a specific reality, but the universal difficulties are intended to enlighten and endear. Planning a vacation… Read more »
It’s that time of year again. The time when the temperature drops down and stays there for months on end. It’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year for wandering, with many more hazards than other times of the year. Forewarned is forearmed when it comes to… Read more »
There are over one thousand different gene mutations that can lead to autism, and for a long time all researchers could do was catalog the mutations without knowing how they caused autism. Recently, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill… Read more »
Last month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) worked on putting together an official recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children. When they published their initial draft recommendation statement, it immediately sparked a debate among physicians, pediatricians, and specialists.
49% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are prone to wandering. Fortunately, people are becoming more and more aware of wandering, and it’s become easier than ever to find products that are specially made to help prevent wandering or keep children safe. Here are some of the most innovative products… Read more »