October 2018

February 16, 2023

College Network

https://collegeautismnetwork.org About: The College Autism Network links varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism What They Do Advocacy: We empower college students with autism by amplifying their voices within the academic community and by providing free access to materials designed to […]
February 15, 2023

Increasing Housing Opportunities for Differently-abled clients

Check out our Special Needs Planner, Stephanie Thompson, as she joins with two realtors from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago to discuss how to make housing more inclusive, from building accessible homes to learning how to better serve clients who are differently-abled or have special needs. Check out the video here. […]
February 15, 2023

Advocacy in healthcare

AASPIRE offers this link to provide to healthcare providers for additional information and supports. You can learn more by visiting their dedicated link at https://autismandhealth.org/
January 27, 2023


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January 27, 2023


IRIS (Integrated Referral Intake System) is here to help make a change in your community. They assist families getting them connected to the services and resources they need. It’s a great way to bring community partners together to make something better. IRIS is a great place to turn to for […]
January 22, 2023

ABA therapy

SOOOO many opinions on ABA therapy. This post is NOT to influence whether or not to seek treatment, it’s simply to offer some quick resources I’ve stumbled upon: 1.) BACB website: this site will offer variety of information and literature regarding specifics on ABA therapy and certification process/criteria. BACB was […]
September 9, 2022

Respite care for your loved ones

As a family caregiver, there will be times when the stress of life becomes overwhelming. You are working a full-time job, taking care of your own children, and then you are also the caretaker of an aging parent or relative. You might even feel like you are being pulled in […]
September 7, 2022

PUNS (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) IL residents only

What is PUNS?? P.U.N.S (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or support. The PUNS database helps us identify and plan for your immediate needs. ​ How do I sign-up […]
April 9, 2022

Kids’ Waivers List

Ever heard of Katie Beckett? Or PUNS or Waiver Programs? If you are like me, it can be overwhelming and downright confusing. Why do I need to enroll my kiddo in these waiver programs? Do we even qualify? What does it do exactly? Where do I even start? Did you […]
October 29, 2018

IEP annual review

Seriously… Where do we find the time to prepare for this? I have reports and recommendations and doctor note and the list goes on and on and on! How do we as parents organize and feel confident in preparing for our meeting? I know I have everything ready to go […]
October 20, 2018

Enjoy each moment …

This picture sums it all up! Don’t be so negative- live life to the fullest and enjoy the heck out of it!!! When life hands you lemons…. squeeze the hell out of em!!! If you don’t.,,You blink and it’s over…. sending happy thoughts your way mamas out there! 💋
October 10, 2018

Box Tops… the hunt begins

Anyone out there have box tops to donate? We have raided the pantry over and over searching for these box tops. I think it’s a wonderful idea… But oh how I wish more companies participated in it! My poor pantry looks like a tornado has gone through it ripped the […]
October 4, 2018

It’s back!

It feels like every couple of months this happens… Danny will be doing awesome with his speech and then one morning he will wake up and he won’t be able to get a sentence out without having to repeat the first maybe two or three words over and over and […]
October 3, 2018

Crazy Hair Day

So today is Crazy Hair Day at school for Homecoming… as I take a breath and get myself prepared to convince Danny why it’s going to be ‘so cooooool’ to spike up his hair, my nanny walked in the door with her 2 boys and guess what! They had crazy […]