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High Functioning Autism

How to Help Your Socially Isolated Child with High Functioning Autism

Asperger’s Disorder is what we used to call a ‘milder’ form of Autism. That is, the young man...

Dr. Liz Matheis
express without words

Expression Without Words: When You Can’t Always Point to Where It Hurts

Because the tracheotomy bypassed Charlie's vocal cords, he learned early on that there is a myriad of ways to express your wants and needs without words.

Jamie Sumner
I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP

I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP

In this article, Dr. Liz Mathis, of Psychological & Educational Consulting, discusses the I&RS vs. 504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP.

Dr. Liz Matheis
Prepare for School

Wisdom from a Kindergarten Mom as You Prepare for School

Jamie is going to tell you what has worked for her and my son, Charlie. Hopefully it will help ease the passage and help other parents prepare for school.

Jamie Sumner
Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking is a Game Changer for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Why would we go through the effort of having a doctor fill out a certificate every few years and stand in long lines to get disabled parking?

Alethea Mshar
Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

Remember Me? The Special Needs of Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

The siblings of a child with special needs may feel like a third wheel. It's importnant to acknowledge their role in the family.

Dr. Liz Matheis
Ruin the Holidays

I’m a “Catastrophizer” But I’m Trying Not to Let it Ruin the Holidays

Being stranded on the side of the road, with a van that has been customized for her son's wheelchair, could ruin the holidays, but Jamie won't let it.

Jamie Sumner
Complex Special Needs Family

A Day In The Life Of A Complex Special Needs Family

As the mom in a complex special needs family, Alethea Mshar is up early every day to get herself and her son and the family ready.

Alethea Mshar
son gets sick

The Mind Games I Play Every Time My Son Gets Sick

When Jamie's son gets sick, or even starts to show symptoms, it's all hands on deck to make sure he doesn't end up in the emergency room.

Jamie Sumner

Everywhere I Go I Am An Ambassador

This weekend I took my little guy, Ben (he’s twelve), to the Fall Fest in our local small...

Alethea Mshar
Pediatric Tube Feeding Guide
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