Best Buy Magnolia March AudioFest: What’s on our Wishlist

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. As parents to a child with autism, music is an integral part of our lives. We use it to meet our son with autism’s sensory needs as well as… Read More

Colgate® and MagnusCards™ Make Life with Autism Easier

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts, opinions, or suggestions are from me directly. It makes me happy when companies team up for the better good. So, I am delighted to announce that Colgate® and MagnusCards™ have created a partnership to help families with special cognitive needs like autism. For parents with special… 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

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 autism, I have always been on the lookout for any sensory, fun and educational activities to create family memories and enhance bonding. I also have always kept in mind activities that would help my son’s overall fine motor coordination. One of the biggest challenges… 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

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