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

Q&A with Doron Somer founder of AngelSense

A few months ago our family was introduced to  AngelSense the unique GPS system that can help families with autism. As we tested out the product, we also had the pleasure of communicating with one of its founders, Doron Somer. So we were thrilled when Doron agreed to partake in a  short interview and share… 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

Our Plane Etiquette Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

  In today’s travel world, space on aircraft is extremely restricted. Therefore, people on the autism spectrum might find flying more challenging than other modes of transportation. Parents and educators should impart basic etiquette rules so that their children can interact better with their fellow flyers. Here are some situations we’ve dealt with while flying, and… 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

Q&A with Beth Henry of Cloud Surfing Kids

  Beth Henry is a flight attendant and a busy mom of two energetic kids. On her website, Cloud Surfing Kids, she shares tips for flying with kids., based on her professional and parental experiences. Beth has always had a keen interest in child development and psychology and is fascinated with how her daughter, Ella’s… Read More

Stress Free Flight with Autism? It Can Be Done!

This month’s question for the “Ask  Margalit’ is one that many parents have struggled with over the years. It is how to have stress-free flights with special needs kids.Though challenging, it is possible to achieve with careful planning. Dear Margalit When I was single  I loved traveling. In fact, before I had children, flying felt… Read More

Say Yes to the Global Entry Program

This month’s ‘Ask Margalit’ section deals with the Global Entry program that the TSA  has recently launched in the United States and whether it presents and any benefits for the autism community. Hi, Margalit.  “I’m writing from Ohio. I travel quite a bit here in the US and sometimes abroad. I have a daughter who… Read More

Is United Airlines Really Discriminating Against Autism?

It’s May 2015, and here we are yet again faced with a story about airlines and autism. In the past year, it seems that these stories have increased in number and taken on a life of their own. Contributing to the cause of this phenomenon is the media outlets’ exposure as well as the fact… 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

Pin It on Pinterest