Sweet Dreams, iPad

by Jessy | Sep 26, 2012 | blog, iPad, progress, technology |

My son is just crazy about his iPad. And when I say crazy, I mean it goes everywhere with us. Yes, especially the bathroom! The poor gadget hasn't seen 100% battery life since back in January when we became proud owners of our 5th addition to the...

Selecting a school

by Jessy | Aug 06, 2012 | AHSS, BCBA, blog, questions, school |

Selecting a school or residential program for your child is a big decision and finding the right fit can be stressful. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. The important thing to remember is to be prepared. Sit down and talk about the things that...

Back to reality

by Jessy | Jul 31, 2012 | blog, progress, school, sleep disorder, tips |

Yep, it’s almost time to rush off to the nearest Office Max and catch the early bird specials on back-to-school supplies. It seems either August is approaching faster than I can grip my mind around or the fact that my son is still staying up until...

Mixing fireworks with autism

by Jessy | Jul 02, 2012 | blog, family, holidays, tips |

When I was a kid, the fireworks were my favorite event of the summer. Every year we all hopped happily into the car and drove to the waterside in my Virginia hometown to celebrate our country's independence. There was nothing better than navigating...

How to run "The Magnificent Milestone Mile" and win

by Jessy | Jun 28, 2012 | blog, learning, patience, progress |

For the last several months, I have been asking my seven-year-old special needs son if he’s ready to learn how to tie his shoes yet. I know that motor skill disorder is a serious roadblock for him and pushing him to learn a new motor skill only...

What I really do and why I love it! - why we do what we do

by Jessy | Jun 15, 2012 | AHSS, blog, determination, inspiration, progress |

Today as I was driving to work, I started thinking about all the reasons why I love what I do and why I choose to do it. When people see me with what I call “love marks” (i.e. bruises, scratches, etc.) and ask me what I do, the initial response is...

Summer sanity

by Jessy | Jun 13, 2012 | blog, family, summer, travel |

Forty-eight corn dogs gone in seven days. Three square meals and two snacks daily. The constant nagging of the children that reside in my household. Messes in every room twenty-four hours per day. Three children to keep satisfied all summer long.

Finding a calling

by Jessy | Jun 07, 2012 | ABA, blog, nonverbal, PECS |

Hi everyone and welcome to Autism Home Support Service’s blog! I’m glad you chose to stop by. I wanted to start my blogging by telling you a little about myself and some of the topics I may discuss.

Welcome to the Autism Army

by Jessy | May 28, 2012 | blog, diagnosis, family, nonverbal, progress |

It was the year 2007 that the spectrum recruited me into the Autism Army. My 2-year-old son was sitting in the corner of the doctor’s office, running an unplugged electric cord under his nose and making a high pitched screech as if he were picking...

The Door

by Jessy | May 25, 2012 | AHSS, blog, family, Hope |

Not every day is full of smiles and successes. Sometimes there is this sad moment at the end of the day that makes our hearts break. It is difficult to stay strong. It is difficult to do the same things again when we thought we climbed this hill...


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