Autism is not a disease

Autism is not a disease. You don’t want to fight it. But you can “cure” it with love.

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Attitude is everything in loving an autistic child

Everything lately – when I talk to our volunteers, when we discuss challenging behaviours, when we talk about the progress Little Star has made and even the ones she has yet to make, when coming up with games for the playroom, being with her, and managing expectations of autistic kids (less is more, none even better)… Seems to boil down or lead back to attitude.

Loving my child’s isms or stims

I love my child’s isms as for now, they are part of who she is. How different is our play therapy compared to traditional therapies? #sonrise #autism #acceptance

We are at New Frontiers!

I can’t believe we are already on the last day at New Frontiers. Yes, we made it to the autism training in Singapore! All thanks to supportive family and friends, and a massive host of people we don’t know personally but either loved Little Star’s story, OR supported the Perez’s family’s fundraising effort. Ian, Nathan,…

Why we chose the Son-Rise Program

Being weirded out by the experience, I hooked up with some fellow parents from our supportive Son-Rise community for some sanity and advice. They shared their own stories of negative family members, friends and yes, even strangers too!
These truly awesome parents helped me see past the unpleasantness towards the beliefs and viewpoints that would benefit me and my child, Little Star, the most.

Help your child by letting go of guilt and worry

If there are two emotions that drive many parents of autistic children, it is guilt and worry. Especially in the first months following a diagnosis, these two emotions can be pretty overwhelming. What will happen to my child? What will her future be like? Will he ever be “normal”? Go to school? Have friends? That’s worry. Guilty…

A Child with Special Needs is just that

Special needs kids are wonderful like all other children, they just have a varied learning curve and thus have needs that are a little different than neurotypical kids. For us parents, we just want people to treat our children like regular kids, and accommodate them just like how you would a child and their quirks.