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Hi, I’m Sara!
It is so nice to have you here! This blog is meant to provide personal stories from our family, educational resources for teens with autism, as well as inspiration! Our family is doing the best that we can to help my 15 year old brother with autism learn to navigate the world as he starts his transition into adulthood. We hope to help provide you with information to help your loved one reach their highest potential! I currently work as a pediatric occupational therapist and my mother is a special education teacher homeschooling my teenage brother. Together we are providing our knowledge to help your family along this journey in life! We look forward to getting to know more about you and your family!
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Teens with Autism and Dating Thinking about your teen dating can be scary for some parents, but we want to help make this process a little easier for you. Navigating the social aspects of dating can be difficult for teens with autism. Just like many other social...read more
Will My Teen with Autism Live on their Own? This is a question we ask ourselves for our own family, but I hear this question all of the time as an occupational therapist, from parents of teens and children with autism. We hear you and we understand the anxiety, fear,...read more
Social Skills for Teens Our family understands some of the difficulties that can come with teaching social skills. We are working everyday to help teach my brother specific social skills. We have tried different ways to help him learn these skills. We have used...read more
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP THEIR CHILDREN LEARN LIFE SKILLS? HAVE PATIENCE Understand that when we are trying to learn something new there can be a lot of frustration for the child and for you as a parent. Know that it may take your child longer to learn something then it...read more
WHAT CAN WE DO AS PARENTS TO HELP OUR CHILDREN WITH THEIR SENSORY PROCESSING NEEDS FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE CARES FOR SOUND SENSITIVITIES? *This post contains affiliate links. When you use this link to buy, we get a portion of the fee, at no cost to you. Please see our...read more
Your Words Matter When Talking to Children and Teens with Autism I am always fascinated when talking with my younger brother about different social situations he has experienced. One that always stands out to me is that he apologized for the way he acted in...read more
The Positives of Autism Today I wanted to share with you the positive aspects of autism, and how we can celebrate differences in everyone's unique abilities. While working as an occupational therapist and being a big sister of a sibling with autism, I have been able...read more
Sensory Strategies for Teens *this post contains affiliate links. There is no extra cost to you, but will greatly help our family. Please read our disclosure statement for further details. Our family has discovered that there are tons of resources for sensory...read more
Where do I start when I want to help my teen become more independent with life skills? This is a question our family has asked ourselves many times when working with my brother and when I work in the clinic as an occupational therapist. There are tons and tons of life...read more