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Shout Out to an awesome website and resource: Autismafter16.com. They are dedicated to "providing information and analysis of adult autism issues...their intention is to try to help adults with ASD and their families make sense of whatโ€™s out there...with a big focus on transition". Unfortunately, many young adults "fall of the cliff" after they leave high school, meaning they lose their connection to services and supports and families begin to flounder. Thank you Autismafter16 for helping our community ๐Ÿ’™


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Fun Fact Friday!!!
Did you know that August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day? People shop at thrift shops for various reasons, such as to support charity or for environmental and ethical reasons such as recycling. Whatever motivates you, today is a good day to turn an old item into a new treasure ๐Ÿ’™


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Just a boy and his gg checking out roller coasters. I love and appreciate her in my life.i love and appreciate the bond she has with my boys and with me.thank you for all you've taught us. #onelove #teammcnabb #thisisautism #autismspeaks #1in68 #little #love #gg #beautifulbohemian


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First sale on Teachers pay Teachers site!! Very excited ๐Ÿ’™ Teen guidebook for Autism, social stories and more. Same materials also on sale at my new store (link in bio). Use coupon code: Back2school18 for 25% off during August ๐Ÿ˜


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We don't get many #eddiestobart lorries our end of Shrewsbury parked up. However, @jamieow123 Mr T spotted one and had to show their #number1fan
#1in68 #autism #mylittleboy #happydays #happylife #madehisnight #lorrydriver #shrewsbury


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Here is a great tip that I found online, courtesy of Wrightslaw.com. Create an information folder about your child for their new teacher, including: ~a list of at least 3 important things about your child ~a recent picture ~a list strategies that seem to work well

This will make those first weeks of school so much easier for your child and their teacher ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’™


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We have had a long summer and really enjoyed our short holiday #sweets #1in68 #thisisautism #autismspeaks #little #teammcnabb #onelove #love


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He loves roller coasters.hes crazy he is on there! ๐Ÿ˜‚ he tried many new things on our holiday, he makes me so proud. #teammcnabb #onelove #1in68 #autismspeaks #little #coasters #brave #mtolympusresort


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He LOVED the swings, he always loves the swings. He said he doesn't know why, but he likes to fly.do big things buddy ๐Ÿ˜…โค๏ธ #thisisautism #teammcnabb #onelove #1in68 #little #holiday #dells #mtolympusresort #love #autismspeaks #sweets


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My sweet ri school starts in less than 48 hours. Ugh #little #teammcnabb #onelove #thisisautism #autismspeaks #love #1in68


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Do other pplโ€™s kids draw eyebrows or just mine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚#autismawareness #1in68 #4yearsold #preschooler #coloring #crayola #eyebrows #abhdipbrowpomade


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Will has probably jumped in the pool 30x today and ran around the pool playing chase like 15x. He should sleep well! #autismawareness #1in68 #4yearsold #preschooler #swimmingpool #jump


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Check out my newest video families...all about the IEP process (link to my YouTube channel in bio) ๐Ÿ’™


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Happy Motivation Monday!!
It's back to school time...can anyone relate ๐Ÿ˜‚?? Be encouraged...as our kids with special needs get used to new routine, life will get easier ๐Ÿ’™


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Happy Sunday Funday Families!! Here is a picture of sister love ๐Ÿ’™ *
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You wouldn't know that this was a tough week. With the girls home together this summer, I think Grace was experiencing "little sister overload". She scratched her sister several times, which is rare for her but not unexpected for kiddos with Autism. *
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Today, all is well. How are things for you this Sunday...?? ๐Ÿ’™


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Hanging with this little cutie today ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™#1in68 #autismawareness #4yearsold #blueeyes


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Shout Out Saturday!!
Shout out to LockLaces @locklaces. Originally created for runners and triathletes, "Lock Lacesยฎ๏ธ is committed to helping every person with autism reclaim their independence withย our elastic no-tie shoelaces." *
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These adapted laces can be added to any shoe with eyelets and come in a variety of colors. Thanks #locklaces for supporting our kiddos and adults with Autism ๐Ÿ’™


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Happy Saturday! Did anyone else have the same reaction as me today? ๐Ÿ˜‚


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Attention California parents: Concerned about your child's IEP? Not sure if successful strategies are being implemented for your child? Contact me this month for a $99 IEP review, especially for followers from Instagram and Facebook ๐Ÿ’™ Let's start this school year right ๐Ÿ’ซ


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August 10th is National Lazy Day ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ . How will you celebrate special needs families??? ๐Ÿ’™


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About to get his haircut! In the past it's been nearly impossible, but Laura was so good with him.
#barber #toddler #1in68 #haircut


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Looking for bargains as you finish your back to school shopping?? Check out Ross, name brands at bargain prices. This is not a paid advertisement, I just enjoy getting a good deal and passing it on to fellow parents ๐Ÿ˜‰. Happy shopping ๐Ÿ’™


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Happy Wondering Wednesday!!
Wondering how to prepare your child for the return to school? I will be sharing tips here each week.
1. If you have been following a later summer bedtime, try to start at least one week ahead of time to gradually shift to an earlier bedtime.
2. Take a trip to your child's school. You could drive around the school and talk about school starting soon or maybe walk around the neighborhood. This may help to ease anxieties.

Let's keep wondering families...๐Ÿ’™


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QUESTION: I want to know! What's your favorite activity to do for self-care? Is self-care something you have time for? Share in the comments โฌ‡๏ธ #autismmoms #autismdads #autismparents #autism #selfcare


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This quote is so meaningful...As we begin another school year, let's encourage our children to reach for the stars as they become the best "them" they can be.


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"And then there is always that realistic fear if you do have another child, will they be on the spectrum as well. Don't get me wrong, a child is a blessing. But I only know one perspective, and I can't down play how hard raising Noah is."
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#startwithwhy #inspiremothers #empowerwoman #myhonestmotherhood #letthekids #momswithcameras #kidsforreal #our_everyday_moments #mamatribevibes #therealmomsclub #unfilteredmotherhood #dailyparenting #honestlymothering #ohheymama #thehappynow #feelfreefeed #motherhoodsimplified #nothingisordinary #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #autism #autismmama #autismfamily #1in68 #onthespectrum #nonverbal #mymotherhood #infertility #infertilitysucks


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Anyone in or near the East Lansing, MI area? My friends at the AARTS Center are just a few days away from hosting an on-site SPARK Day at @michiganstateu autism lab!
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They'll be there from 9:30-4pm registering your family for SPARK and collecting saliva samples.
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Email SPARK@rush.edu or call 312-563-2765 to spark better futures for folks with ASD!


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"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."ย ~ Mortimer Adler
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This month we will discuss back to school tips for special needs families. Are you concerned that your child may have regressed in some skills this summer? As we prepare for school, know that your child has been learning all summer. Through the family adventures, therapy appointments and snuggle sessions...they are always learning. Maybe life lessons that are just as important as academics ๐Ÿ’™


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Happy Sunday Funday families!! Hope that you have enjoyed your day ๐Ÿ’™ ~ Sanford Autism Consulting


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Shout Out Saturday!!
Shout out to the Surfers Healing Foundation! Their mission is "to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing." The foundation was started 21 years ago by championship surfer Israel Paskowitz and his wife Danielle because of their son, Isaiah, who has Autism. Now they offer surf camps across the U.S. (CA, FL, VA, SC, NC, etc.) and internationally. Check out their page and follow to learn more about their 2019 camps...@surfershealing @surfershealingsandiego ๐Ÿ’™


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Fun Fact Friday!!
August 3rd is "Happy Watermelon Day" ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰
Did you know that watermelon contains almost 92% water and is full of Vitamins A, C, and antioxidants (lycopene and carotenoids)?So what are you waiting for? Grab a slice of watermelon and celebrate this delicious holiday today.


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Love this quote...so true! While raising a child with unique needs, I have learned so much ๐Ÿ’™


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Yesterday we went to the beach to build sandcastles and play. It was perfect ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ#1in68 #autismawareness #4yearsold #sandcastles #alamedabeach #boymom #tacocatspelledbackwardsistacocat


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Happy Wednesday from this little ball of sunshine ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ


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Does your kiddo have a love/hate relationship with hand dryers? Join the club ๐Ÿ˜‰ My daughter doesn't like the loud sound of dryers and is often anxious when we visit public restrooms. However, she is also fascinated by them and likes to check each one to test their sound. Fyi, Target wins so far for having the loudest dryers, lol ๐Ÿ’™


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Motivation Monday!!
"Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well." ~ George R.R. Martin
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As summer slips away, try to enjoy a few more special moments families. As your child struggles with behaviors that you think will always be challenging, be encouraged. This too shall pass ๐Ÿ˜‰


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'And because of all this goodness, this almost seemingly easier life, I have the most anxiety I've ever had. Because, I'm afraid one day we're going to wake up, & it's all going to be gone.'
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Happy Sunday Parents!!
When is the last time that you spent quality time alone? I mean totally apart from your special needs kiddos? This may sound scary or impossible, but it is so important for single as well as two parent families. Time alone allows you to refresh and reconnect with yourself and/or your mate.
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This year, we finally activated our respite care hours, a service through the Regional Center. We are very happy now for the opportunity to share regular "date nights". Thankfully they offer discounted care for our other daughter as well as our daughter with Autism. The girls have a blast! They really love their sitters as we have found several who are perfect matches for our family. *
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Parents, l highly encourage you to engage in self care in whatever way works best for your family ๐Ÿ’™


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Shout Out Saturday!!
Shout Out to software company SAP (@sap) for their innovative approach to hiring individuals with Autism. Here is more about their program, "SAPโ€™s groundbreaking Autism at Work program, launched in 2013, leverages the unique abilities and perspectives of people with autism to foster innovation as we help customers become intelligent enterprises. The program taps into an underutilized talent source, reducing barriers of entry so qualified individuals can fully develop their potential. Autism at Work employs over 140 colleagues and in 12 countries." Thanks SAP for giving hope to families and adults impacted by Autism ๐Ÿ’™


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๐Ÿ‹ Summer Lemonade Update ๐Ÿ‹
Our family has taken on the idea of making as many lemonade flavors as possible this summer, using lemons from our garden (see previous July posts for other flavors). *
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Recently, we made one of our new favorites pictured here, mango lemonade ๐Ÿ˜‰. We also enjoyed the plum lemonade pictured here. A few more flavors to go...we'll keep you posted. Have you tried cooking with your special needs kiddo? Let's hear about it...๐Ÿ’™


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Fun Fact Friday!!
July 27th is "Take Your Pants for a Walk Day" ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธWalking has lots of health benefits, such as lifting your mood, giving you access to natural vitamin D and decreasing blood pressure. Treat yourself parents to a good dose of self-care today ๐Ÿ˜Š Put on your comfy pants and take a walk. Your children, spouse, friends, etc. will thank you ๐Ÿ’™


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Such a pleasure today to interview my good friend and thriving single Autism parent, @kmcdoug158. Link to YouTube video in bio...๐Ÿ’™


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We're going live soon families...11:30am PST. Looking forward to interviewing a fellow Autism mom, with great tips for thriving as a single parent. We will be live on my FB page (link in bio), but FB account not required. See you there!! ๐Ÿ’™


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Hello Parents๐Ÿ’™
So we're practicing reading as one of our summer activities...
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Recently at Barnes and Noble, I had an "aha" moment. It is time for my daughter to move to chapter books. This is much more appropriate for 2nd grade in comparison to her favorite Dr. Seuss books. However, getting her to read for pleasure is a struggle. She also needs support to understand grade level concepts when reading. Pretty typical for kiddos with Autism. *
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So, this is as close as I decided to get for the moment. At least not another Dr. Seuss book, hopefully expanding her interests ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are you tackling reading this summer? What books do your kiddos like?


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Happy Wondering Wednesday Families!!
Still enjoying summer vacation with your special needs kiddos? If you're like me, we have about four more weeks to go ๐ŸŒž

If you are wondering how to continue to keep the summer fun, here are a few ideas that I found through friendshipcircle.org and my own experiences: ๐Ÿ’™ Have a theme for each day, such as Safety Sunday and Time to Read Tuesday ๐Ÿ’™ Practice key skills that may need extra attention, such as learning their phone number, how to make a sandwich, or shoe tying
๐Ÿ’™ Try gardening. Plant seeds to create starter plants that you can grow for the fall. We'll be trying carrots ๐Ÿฅ•

Hope this was helpful! Let's keep wondering families ๐Ÿ’™


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Join us live families for a fun and informative chat about all things Autism. Link to my Facebook page in bio. Come with questions, leave empowered ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’™


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Thank you, thank you, thank you for each and every follower ๐Ÿ’™ We've reached 900 and going strong. My goal is to reach as many as possible with HOPE for Autism!!
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For those new to my page, let me briefly recap my story. My name is Crystal and I wear wear many hats. These include: speech pathologist, Autism consultant, Autism/ADHD mom, business owner, coach, cancer-thriver and believer in Christ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have chosen to make lemonade out of the lemons in life ๐Ÿ‹
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I love supporting fellow special needs families through IEP advocacy, 1-1 coaching and other services. Thank you for following me along my journey with my company (Sanford Autism Consulting) and my daughter (Amazing Grace) ๐Ÿ’ซ


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Long time RUN FOR AUTISM team member, Diane is celebrating 21-years of running today! It's been an AMAZING journey of 23 marathons, 150+half marathons, countless other races and she's not done yet! Diane says she has at least 1 more marathon distance in her at age 71! She has run for OAR and her grandson Ryan for the last 10-years, raising awareness, acceptance, and $42,747 so far. Diane is running the Chicago Marathon for OAR in October and hoping she can make it a total of $45,000 this year!! Congrats Diane! #motivationmonday @briqette โ €
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#runforautism #chicagomarathon #1in68 #celebrate #rockstar #motivation #monday #grandma #running #amazing #runner #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #jogging #marathontraining #marathon #halfmarathon #team #chicago #endurance #autism #autismparent #autismawareness #autismmom #autismdad #autismparents #autismfamily #autismteacher #organizationforautismresearch


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Motivation Monday!!
"Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment." ~ Jessalyn Gilsig
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This month, we are discussing all things summer for special needs families. Maybe you are close to summer ending and dread the start of the new school year. Or, maybe you have a few weeks to go and have no plans. Wherever you find yourself, remember to enjoy each day, each moment ๐Ÿ’ซ


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Happy Sunday Funday Families!! Today we had a great time walking around downtown during Comicon in San Diego ๐Ÿ’ซ So many cool costumes and people willing to let us take pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’™


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Shout Out to Carissa and Gena of @wolfandfriends.shop (Wolfandfriends.com)!! These wonderful ladies focus on the following: "We believe that all children's developmental needs are special. Our mission is to create an informative, imaginative + inclusive shopping experience that will give parents the unique opportunity to design a lifestyle that will match where their child is in their development." *
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Fellow special needs families, check out their site for a beautiful experience ๐Ÿ’ซ Thanks Carissa and Gena for all you do ๐Ÿ’™


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Will has insisted we go to Mr Potato Heads birthday party. #autismawareness #1in68 #4yearsold #preschooler #boymom


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#fbf Aloha vibes & overdue for another trip! ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ Thank you to @oceanjoycruises & @hulaboy for all the love and the amazing ocean cruise experience! If you visit ohahu this cruise is a MUST!!!#PapaShaneyoudaman /
@kickshawaii tank is straight ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Wishing our friends and entire Autism community a lovely & safe weekend! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ’ฅ

#Support โ€ข #Educate โ€ข #Donate to raise #AutismAcceptance with #autisticlovesociety! #1in68 #Autistic | #UniteNow #ALVS | #LOVEisthecure for #Autism | #oceanjoycruises ๐ŸŒŠโ™ฅ๏ธ | #kickshi ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ | #flashbackfriday


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Fun Fact Friday!!
July 20th is Space Exploration Day ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ
This annual holiday commemorates the first manned mission to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the surface of the Moon. In 1984, the day was proclaimed a holiday in the U.S.
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Anyone parenting a future astronaut? Many of our special needs kiddos have an interest in space. Since around age two, our daughter has shown an interest for learning about the solar system and says that she wants to be an astronaut. Time will tell where this leads. The sky is the limit...or maybe not ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿš€


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Get a jump on the new school year! I look forward to sharing with parents at our power hour tonight ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™


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My girls have been enjoying a wonderful time this week at beach camp, thanks to the Autism Tree Project Foundation (@autismtree) ๐Ÿ’™ They offer a week long camp for children impacted by Autism, in collaboration with the Junior Lifeguard organization. Kids are paired with peers and enjoy kayaking, building sand castles, boogie boarding and more. It's a truly awesome experience for everyone involved ๐ŸŒž


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Hello special needs families...๐Ÿ’™
This month our topic is tips for enjoying summer fun โ˜€๏ธ We recently took an evening trip to the zoo and had a great time! Here is what helped...
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Hope these tips are helpful...Let's keep wondering families!


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Parents, take time this summer to be refreshed. Remember, your family is amazing just like it is today ๐Ÿ’™


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A couple videos showing how we are using Noah's 'talker' AAC device, and we use the app TouchChat. The most motivating things for Noah to request are his shows, & a cookie. So that's exactly where we started ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#aacdevice #aac #nonverbal #autism #asd #1in68 #autismmom #autismmama #talker #practicemakesperfect #progressnotperfection #differentnotless #soproud #littleandbrave #childofig #letthekids #toddlersofinstagram #littlefierceones #myboy #honestmotherhood #ohheymama #thehappynow


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"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome." ~ Wilma Rudolph
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Be inspired special needs families!! Have an amazing week ๐Ÿ’™


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Thanks for the message of acceptance ๐Ÿ’™, from my daughter's therapy office (Easter Seals of Southern California)


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best thing i coulda bought him while running errands this morning.. new flash cards to collect & line up. he loves them, & i kinda feel like the best mom ever. it's the simple things for this little guy, & i adore that about him ๐Ÿ–ค
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#thesimplethings #flashcards #liningup #collector #stimming #sensory #autism #asd #spd #1in68 #autismmom #honestmotherhood #supermom #momwin #bestmomever #mymotherhood #feelfreefeed #ohheymama #thehappynow #littleandbrave #littlefierceones #letthekids #childofig #toddlersofinstagram #goodnightpost


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Shout Out Saturday!!
Shout out to the team behind the Power Up Teens social program! This course strives to help "neurodiverse teenagers improve their lives as teenagers and adults, by changing the way they connect with their peers, get peer support, and learn life skills and soft skills."
If you are parenting a teen with Autism, this is a must-have. Check out the link through the bio of Autism blogger and teen entrepreneur, Ethan Hirschberg (@thejourneythroughautism) for access to this powerful course ๐Ÿ’™


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When your 8 and you get dragged in to the girls section. ๐Ÿ˜‚


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A giant shout out to @risingtidecarwash for helping with the rising number of unemployed autistics. Truly inspirational and another of many examples that proves that special needs individuals provide significant amounts of value in the workplace. Please support them if ever in the Parkland or Margate Florida areas!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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#autismspectrum #autismlife #autism acceptance #autismkids #ig_autism #differentnotless #1in68 #spedteacher #inclusion #specialneeds #aspergers #aspies #autismmom #autismdad #autismspectrumdisorder #autismmoms #autismawareness #autismfamily #autismspeaks #autismparents #specialeducation #specialed #specialeducationteacher #abatherapy #occupationaltherapy #downsyndrome


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Fun Fact Friday!!
Collector Car Appreciation Day is being observed today, the second Friday in July. Do you like vintage cars? We do ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš— We are a Mopar family, how about you?


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