Reading seasonal and holiday books is the best way I know of to connect my kids to the cycle of the year. And that connection is critical. Holidays may be challenging for kids
My 5-year-old autistic twins, like many people with autism, have some very specific, very intense strengths and interests. And I love this about them! Their passions bring them joy and provide all kinds
Books that you can sing along to are often the best choices for kids who really struggle with storytime. As a parent of 5-year-old twins with autism, I've developed a huge collection of
In the heat of July, my 5-year-old twin boys begged to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas every day. But I'm not complaining. There's no question that they inherited the Halloween gene from me.
When you have a young child with autism, shared laughter is just a little more special. When either of my twin boys cracks a smile at me and giggles, my heart leaps. My
Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm that person who doesn't take the cobwebs off my door until the Thanksgiving turkey is actually being basted. It's possible that I go a little