I’m Scared for my Black Son with Autism and ADHD

It has been a week since George Floyd was murdered.  This is the country we live in right now… when a Black person can be killed, their rights violated by the very people who have pledged to protect their communities.  Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Over the last several years and more recently within the…… Continue reading I’m Scared for my Black Son with Autism and ADHD

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Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

This country does not make it easy for Black kids.  It’s become a sad norm to see news stories and videos of Black kids being “mistaken” for criminals and beaten and/or killed on video.  This is the state of the world in which we live.  We are going backwards when it comes to issues on…… Continue reading Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

Our Learning Differences Journey

Life has been messy, to say the least.  It’s been difficult to pin point where exactly my next move will be because I’ve been so busy still tending to unresolved issues and uncertainties.  In the midst of struggle, it can be easy to feel lost and confused, abandoned and alone.  The overwhelming guilt attributed to…… Continue reading Our Learning Differences Journey

Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage

Television has become rather impressive in its depictions of special needs characters at the center of the story line.  Speechless, The Good Doctor.  Switched at Birth.  Perhaps, however, one of my favorite new shows is one that has been streaming on Netflix for the past two years:  Atypical.  The premise of the show is rather…… Continue reading Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage

7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human

  Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent.   When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some…… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human

Could You Just Please Calm Down?

Sometimes, it’s something tiny.  Sometimes, it’s a little bigger.  But one of the missions of Davis INC.  is the management and prevention of the tantrum.  Now, I know that tantrums are quite normal, especially at the toddler/preschool age.  But in our home, it has turned into a  regular day-to-day occurrence; one that I have to…… Continue reading Could You Just Please Calm Down?

Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

This past February, our middle was diagnosed with combined-type ADHD.  This simply means that she exhibits concerns with both impulsiveness and hyperactivity, and a struggle with focus and attention.  Having the diagnosis answered many questions I had had for years as to why she was struggling with unfavorable behaviors.  And although it wasn’t affecting her…… Continue reading Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP

24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night

                                                       Ready for 1st grade, 2016-2017 Teaching.  It’s a calling, they say.  It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay.  Most teachers…… Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night

The Global Autism Project

My goal with this blog is to educate, encourage, and empower other parents who have children with special needs.  As such, it is important to promote organizations that provide resources that help families live their best lives, regardless of the limitations that befell them.  My dear friend,  Angela, has dedicated much of her adult life…… Continue reading The Global Autism Project

Feeling the Frustration- How to Handle the “I Can’ts”

It’s 9 am on a Thursday morning and my son is on the floor sulking.  He slept well the night before and ate a pretty well-balanced breakfast just an hour before.  So what on Earth in the middle of the summer could have gotten him into such a funk that his entire body ended up…… Continue reading Feeling the Frustration- How to Handle the “I Can’ts”