Category Archives: Autism

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

It has been a hard couple of months. My daughter got disappointing results on the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, despite having been in occupational therapy for four years. According to her most recent scope, she probably has some other food allergies lurking, causing reactions in her GI tract. We’re having to go through medical review…Continue Reading

Two Generations of Autism – The Beginning

Two Generations of Autism – The Beginning

The Beginning of a new Writing Series on Special Happens…. I am Michelle. I started blogging with Special Happens as a form of therapy for myself-discovering how to cope and raise a child on the autism spectrum.  I believe in sharing stories, circumstances and how we handled them with each other-because we all have something…Continue Reading

The Black and White of Recommended Age and Autism

The Black and White of Recommended Age and Autism

Recommended Age. You know the phrase–it is located prominently on the front of every single toy that you consider purchasing for your child.  You know the label–the one that triggers flashbacks to every developmental report you have received from the psychiatrist, school IEP team, the pediatrician, etc. You know the reports–the ones that give developmental…Continue Reading

The Passing of David Doe, The Autism Whisperer

The Passing of David Doe, The Autism Whisperer

Without the proper time to know him… just long enough for the connection to be made, the importance of his voice, really the importance of his life story illuminated from within him. But we lost him. One of our contributors, David Doe, passed away last week from various medical complications. From his wife: Everyone at…Continue Reading