‘A Boy Called Po’ Message to Parents with Autism

      Imagine losing the love of your life to cancer. Now, imagine that the love of your life was the primary caregiver for your son with autism. David Wilson, in  ‘ A boy called Po’  faces this exact scenario. While he is grieving for the loss of his wife, he now must take… Read More

Is Netflix’s Atypical Series Depicting Life with Autism Accurately?

This summer, Netflix debuted a new show named Atypical. Atypical is a dark comedy involving a teen with autism. The show revolves around Sam, skillfully played by Keir Gilchrist, and his family tackling the complexities of romance and dating with autism. Although at times, I felt certain scenes didn’t depict life with autism too accurately,… Read More

Top Disney D23 Expo Movie News

If you have not heard, the Disney D23 Expo just happened in Anaheim California, leaving fans thoroughly excited. The D23 Expo is a three-day Expo that Disney does every other year.   During the Expo, fans get to hear all of Disney’s new plans for the parks, movie releases and so much more. This year,… Read More

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

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

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

Fun Autism Travel Toy : SpeedStacks

My son and I came across Speed Stacks® last week at the TradeWinds resort during our visit to the NAC 2014 conference in St Pete, Florida. In fact, what brought the toy to my attention was that while I was walking around and networking, my son who has never shown any aptitude when it comes… Read More

Q&A with Jesemine Jones of ‘Starbrite Kids’

    What is your personal connection to the special needs community? We are founders of the Starbrite Kids Program and Starry Night Travel, LLC, a travel agency that specializes in planning travel for families with a child with special needs. We have fifty years of combined experience educating children with a broad spectrum of… Read More

Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s Book “Changing Gears”

  I admit I was surprised when I was asked to review Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s current book “Changing Gears: A Family’s Odyssey to the End of the World”  that chronicles her family‘s biking journey. By any standard, I am not the outdoorsy type—I can’t even ride a bike. Nevertheless, I have to say I’m happy I agreed since… Read More

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