The light came on. After this experience one of the questions I began to ask as part of the assessment was, “What can you do, as a family, for your child?” I stopped telling parents what they should do and began to design plans the worked for the parents and the family. I began working… Continue reading What can you DO? Confessions of a Special Needs Behavior Analyst
Best wishes for a restorative Holiday Season from Keri Horon (“A Mom’s Life” author) The calendar tells me it’s almost Thanksgiving, yet my brain tells me it’s the middle of winter (and so does the weather). The sun hasn’t made much of an appearance lately, and the fog which dims visibility for morning commuters feels… Continue reading Here Come the Holidays
How do I keep track of everything in the TSA screening line and make sure my son stays close by? And worst case, I certainly don’t want to be on the TSA security checkpoint line realizing the identification I need for my son is at home in the file cabinet. License: check. Boarding passes: check.… Continue reading How Vest Makes Traveling Easier for a Family with Special Needs
Suddenly, the hopes and dreams I had for my child – and myself – got put on a shelf. I found myself on a mission to find answers and get help. After all, my main objectives were to understand what I was facing and to help my child. I sought a plan, knowing I was… Continue reading Navigating Your True Course as a Special Needs Parent
“The light came on. After this experience one of the questions I began to ask as part of the assessment was, “What can you do, as a family, for your child?” I stopped telling parents what they should do and began to design plans the worked for the parents and the family. “ I began… Continue reading What can you DO? Confessions of a Special Needs Behavior Analyst
Welcome to our series on special needs parenting. Writer and special needs mom Keri Horon offers stories about parenting her son who is non-speaking. With honesty and empathy, Keri shares what it’s like to parent a young man with pervasive needs living at home. As a special needs parent, you just want to get… Continue reading Cookies, Crayons, and Cookbooks
A long time ago, the teachers in my English department gathered on Fridays during lunch to socialize and eat. When it was “your week” you brought some delicacy to share with everyone. Usually, three people were signed up for the same Friday so there would be a variety of goodies from which to choose. One… Continue reading Halloween, Holland, and Holiday Cakes
The answer might surprise you… It came to me on a warm summer day after a cold beer and a nap. I’d been struggling for weeks with what to call our new app. Nothing I thought of seemed to fit. I was out of ideas and feeling frustrated. Sitting in the backyard lounge chair, my… Continue reading Why Did We Call it “Vest”?