Fidget Toys are IN and we hope they are here to stay!

It’s not every day that a toy first created for people with autism or anyone who stims becomes a viral sensation. Last month, the fidget cube got thrown into the limelight.  This toy, which originally started on Kickstarter, is a small square box with different sensory stimulating exercises from pressing buttons to clicking switches to rotating… Read More

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 -Should You Take the Kids?

Many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were happy to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it opened this week. Though I’m personally not as invested in this series, I still greatly enjoyed this movie when I went to see it with my son a few days ago as part of Ford’s promotion… Read More

The Tile App Tracker :Should you Buy or Pass?

Everyone misplaces items at some point. But people with conditions such as autism or ADHD tend to frequently lose things, leading to frustration, arguments, and meltdowns. The Tile App Tracker can help families with autism by giving them the ability to locate their important items all on their phone. Just like how some people will press… Read More

Seven Reasons Why We Loved #Autfest Festival

A few days ago, we attended Autfest, the first of hopefully many movie festivals dedicated to autism. This year’s festival, which is the brainchild of Ed and Matt Asner along with The Autism Society of America, featured fifteen movies made about living with autism and by those living with autism. Attending celebrities included Ben Affleck for The… Read More

Nine Ways VELCRO® makes Life Easier with Autism

Every mom with a special needs kid has three lifesavers. Bubble wrap, duct tape, and VELCRO®. Bubble Wrap protects, Duct tape fixes anything that became broken, but VELCRO® helps promote independence. VELCRO® became patented in 1955 after its original invention in 1941. A Swiss electrical engineer George De Mestral. VELCRO® is a two part system…. Read More

Top Nine Mother’s Day Gifts for 2017

  Mother’s Day is fast approaching, this year it is Sunday, May fourteenth. If you are a procrastinator like me, you might be still struggling with what to buy.Buying gifts for any mom can be difficult, but for moms to kids with autism, choosing a gift can become more challenging. So, for those who are still… Read More

Stuck at LAX? Take the family to Dave and Busters!

Arcade games have been a favorite pastime for many teens and adults since their introduction in the early 1900s. By the late 70’s  video games rose in popularity and replaced the old fashioned penny games leading to the modern era of arcade centers as we know them today.After a golden decade during the 1980’s when… Read More

How AngelSense Can Keep Your Child Safe

    AngelSense is a functional tracking system that can help keep kids with autism safe. By using notifications via text messages or emails, the system alerts parents when and if their kid is in danger so they can notify authorities fast. We first learned about AngelSense through a chat with Doron Somer, the creator… Read More

Review of the Quilted North South Overnight LUG Bag

  The Quilted North-South Overnight Lug Bag is a useful accessory to carry-on luggage for families and solo travelers. With its multiple compartments and pockets, it has become a welcome addition to our family arsenal of luggage. Off the bat, I’d like to mention how this is NOT a paid post or advertisement of any… Read More

Create Family Memories with Lucky Charms Pops

  As a Parent of two sons, one of which has activities that would help my son’s overall fine motor coordination. One of the biggest challenges that we faced as a family was that we traveled quite often, and our son with autism naturally joined us. We noticed that he was very enthusiastic about touching… Read More

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