ADHD and Medication

My son has severe ADHD, and yes he is on medication. I am going to guess that over half of the people who just read that statement gasped, judged and silently said to themselves “I would never medicate my child”. I used to be one of those people. I used to judge and...

Learning is Fun!

I love teaching because I have the power to make learning fun. I can be as creative as I want and I can choose what activities we do as long as I adhere to the Ontario Curriculum. Recently, our class has been spicing up our morning routine by learning via game shows!...

Dating and Autism

Most parents probably cringe at the thought of their babies growing up and entering the challenging world of adolescence. However, it’s also reality. Our children will eventually grow up, and move on from the nest and into the world of independence, combined with...

Autism Literature

As a professional actively working in the autism community, an important part of my career is to stay up to date with the latest literature surrounding autism. Not only is it important for my knowledge and education, I find reading novels are a great opportunity to...

Everyone Should Have Summer Fun!

When Daniel was first diagnosed with autism I had no idea what that meant, I only knew that it was going to change our lives forever. What I didn’t know at the time was how difficult the journey was going to be. From therapy, to behaviours, to schooling, to making...