Iowa State Fair…Nothing Compares!!




We hope you enjoy your time at the fair this year! Read through our State Fair tips to make sure you and your child have a safe and fun fair experience.[…]











Does the thought of going on a family vacation seem daunting and impractical because you feel overwhelmed at the thought of managing quirky, self-injurious, or violent behaviors that your child might exhibit in public; you also fear stares, rude comments, or judgments by others. Totally understand the apprehension….. been there, done that!! Our son, Alex […]










It’s the New Year again and that means everyone’s favorite activity – New Year’s resolutions. Make your 2017 resolution the gift of enabling your loved one, that is facing autism and other related conditions, the opportunity to experience their full potential at home, at school and in the community. Fulfilling this resolution is possible with […]


The ABC’s of Behavior










At school Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) meetings or when talking to other parents…. have you heard the term “The ABC’s of Behavior”? The ABC’s is simple to remember, it stands for: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence. When you have a child with behaviors; whether it’s aggressive, argumentative, repetitive behavior or plainly the child is ignoring you, HAVE […]



Often times, I hear “if I cannot go hang out with my friends tonight, then I will intentionally fail all my classes” or “this is my phone, so you cannot tell me what to do with it” or “everyone has it so I should”, or better yet, “just give me your credit card so I […]

Always Get Up!!

Hand under blanket reaching out for alarm clock, shallow depth of field focus on foreground

Did you have a long day today? Yesterday? All week? Last week? Do you feel beat and running out of options to overcome the challenges you are facing or battles you are fighting? Are you about to give up? Well, if this sounds familiar to you, welcome to my world! Often times I feel exhausted […]


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