Stories From the Heart: My Momma’s Hair

My husband, James, and I have been foster parents for the past four years. The touching moments happen often in the course of caring for neglected or abused children. Sometimes it just breaks my heart to see not only the physical suffering of these children but the silent, mental suffering ..Continue Reading

Soup for the Soul Stirs Up Mother’s Dedication to Autistic Children

There is a season for everything. My continuing “season” of Motherhood has been nonstop learning since the birth of my two special needs Sons…who I adore. Over the years I’ve spoken with and helped many parents that have their hands full with just one special needs family member. One key ..Continue Reading

Dinosaurs and Autism Lead to Unique Moment at Library

It was an embarrassing moment. Their glaring eyes felt like piercing holes through me. Nonetheless, it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It all started when my son Jonathan, in the back of the room, was frantically waving his hand in the air trying to get Mrs. ..Continue Reading

Sharing is Caring…Building Resources and Experiences of Autism

As a Mother, you want the best for your family. That being the case, back in the 1990’s, my search intensified for any help or information that would further my role as parent. I was compelled by the fact that our family had two special needs children. Knowing that my ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Two Special Babies

The day I had waited nine months for finally arrived. My beautiful, perfect baby boy was here. Three years later my beautiful daughter arrived. Like every new parent, I had concerns. They were quickly put to rest by our pediatrician. By the time Emily was born, I was more relaxed. ..Continue Reading

Born Again with Baby Oil and a Birthing Pot

“Well, it looks like the pots giving birth” she said. After dealing with another mischievous adventure of Jonathan’s, we just had to be grateful. “All’s well that ends well” as the saying goes. You see, it was supposed to be a simple get together with our next door neighbors who ..Continue Reading

AutismToday Founder Applies Special Needs Lessons to Aid School Programming

Welcome and thank you for taking a sincere interest in developmental disabilities and autism in particular. Many years ago, Little Rainman: Autism–Through the Eyes of a Child, was my first book. Though Little Rainman appeals to children, it has tremendous value for educators and parents too. It enables them to ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: My Sister Isn’t Stupid

My little sister Kelly was diagnosed with Autism and Sensory Inauguration Disorder. The day my mom told me about this I was shocked. Until that day I thought my sister was just stupid. I know that’s not nice, but I was just a little kid who didn’t know better. I ..Continue Reading

Hyperlexia…Mistaking a Disabled Child as Gifted

“Re-cy-cle” He just read his first word! My husband Jim and I looked at each other in amazement. We had just taken our two and a half year old son Jonathan to the park in Edmonton, Alberta for a family outing. My husband and I were one each side of ..Continue Reading

Love, Dedication and the Gift of Sharing a Little Rainman

True beginnings are a gift to be treasured. Since two of my six children have special needs I felt strong compassion and dedication, as a Mother, to share my experience with you. Many years ago, Little Rainman: Autism–Through the Eyes of a Child, was my first book. That is where ..Continue Reading