The struggle to instill good oral care habits in kids is often significantly magnified when parenting a cognitive special needs child. A struggle I know very well from raising my daughter, who has both autism and apraxia. In this article, I’ll cover the challenges, our experience, and some tools to help, particularly the new oral care digital story cards from Colgate that are now available in the MagnusCards app…
Due to the quirks of autism, my daughter can be difficult to buy gifts for. Toys generally bore her. This year I had a stroke of genius though…an aquarium. I went with her earlier in the week and picked up a 10 gallon kit, got… [read more]
Last Saturday marked the 6 week point in Lil’ Foodie’s gluten & casein free diet, to try and reduce her autism symptoms . During this time period, I strictly omitted all dairy and gluten, as well as their derivatives. In addition to this, I also… [read more]
The past year has been more than trying, but that little face makes it all worth it. She is so much more than the words she can’t speak.
My little girl turns 5 today. Over this past year she has worked hard, doing 30 hours per week of ABA therapy to help her with the disabling effects of her autism. She has been a little trooper through the bulk of it. While she… [read more]
As most of my regular readers know, my little girl is autistic. It has been some time since I gave an update, since she has reached the 6 month point in ABA therapy (applied behavior analysis) and will be five years old in a few moths,… [read more]