Being in therapy was one of the best gifts I could give myself. I mean I waited twenty years to do it (once during the pandemic and once after it) and I gained so much awareness from it. It was very hard for me to admit that I had a problem. Very difficult to come to terms with that I needed professional help. Especially since I am a therapist. Therapists

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I want to have a conversation. Not just talking about self-care because been there, done that. What I wanted to discuss was that moms with special needs kids ensure that they pay special attention to their mental health so that they are pouring into themselves as much as they are pouring into their kids. However, this is a difficult balance when you are a special needs mom. A special needs

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So, in Part One of My Life As An Autism Mom, I talked about the challenges of being an autism mom and what that journey has taught me. I felt I needed to do a part two so I can further discuss what I am still learning on my journey being a parent to an autistic child. Autistic folks take things very literally. Like when I want Trey to speak

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I am so excited to say that Trey the Chef: Cooking Camp is out today!!! I know I’m cheesy but, on another note…this book has truly been a labor of love. I can’t tell you how much blood, sweat, and tears has been put into this book. Self-publishing is probably the greatest challenge I have ever taken on and it requires a level of tediousness that is not in my

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Recently, I caught up with illest autist, who is a behavior interventionist, consultant, and creator of his own method of autistic engagement. He is from Canada and has trained the government of Canada so that their citizens can have autism supports funded by the government. He is the author, artist, and musician. He has Autism but his Autism does not define him. He has found a way to use his

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Autism Society of NC has chapter meetings in Durham once a month and I recently attended one last month. The topic of the meeting was Preventing Challenging Behaviors. What attracted me to this meeting was not only the topic but the fact that the speaker at this meeting was a BCBA. A BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has education and field experience as it pertains to using

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