Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

  Pumpkin pie is a staple at many Thanksgiving feasts.  I came across a recipe that added a fun snickerdoodle twist to this classic recipe.  Plus, it's gluten-free!  I love the idea of … [Read more...]

If the Shoe Fits & the Broom Flies…..

When my kiddos were little we didn't do much decorating for Halloween holiday.... Having a son with autism and two girls who visit every other weekend does not entice someone to go into decorating … [Read more...]

Helpful Halloween Hints for the Special Needs Child

In light of the Halloween season is upon us, I crept into the archives of the web known as past blog entries.... This entry is updated with new information and updated links...... We are flooded … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Spider Cupcakes Recipe

Halloween will be here before we know it and we will be hustling around in attempt to find the perfect class party snack......  But what if your child has sensitivities to gluten?  Here is a great … [Read more...]

Labor Day

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Survive the 4th of July with Autism

With July 4th this week, I, like most other families, have been in preparation and celebration mode for the upcoming fireworks frenzy. I have been communicating with extended family to confirm … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Honor & Thank your Child’s Teacher

Over the last 20 years, our society has witnessed more tragedies within school settings than imaginable. Tragedies ranging from school shootings to tornadoes. Many of these tragedies taking the lives … [Read more...]

You Make Me Smile…… 2013 in Review

As I look back at the past year, I realize although it was a very difficult year for me physically, my family has had many success'. I couldn't be more proud of Will, a child with autism whom we were … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from the Shinn’s

May your day be filled with peace, love and laughter as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! … [Read more...]

Navigating the Holidays the Autism Way

The holidays are approaching and although it's a festive time filled with lights, elves, well wishing and snow, it is also a time filled with stress, parties, gift giving and over eating. For those of … [Read more...]