Guest Blogger post on Potty Training

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Autism are disorders of the brain caused during the development stage. In these disorders, children typically experience difficulties in social interaction and find both verbal and nonverbal communication a challenge. Signs and behavior changes that may signify autism are first seen at ages 2 or 3. The condition may also be associated with intellectual disability, restricted motor coordination, and extremely short attention span. Some children may also experience physical health issues like sleeping disorders and stomach upsets. Amazingly many Autistic children excel in visual skills, music, math, and art. Recent studies clearly indicate that autism affects more boys than girls, and the numbers seem to be rising.
If your child has been diagnosed by ASD or Autism, and you are planning a Potty Training programme, outlines below are the challenges you are likely to face and the things you need to keep in mind. It is our sincere effort to help millions of moms who face this simple yet daunting task and hope this will serve to create awareness when Potty Training your children.

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#Flipblogger Webcast

This is a long overdue thank you and shout out to the FlipbloggerAweMomFlipblogger webcast which featured in their slides our Awesomism Mom Flipboard magazine,
as well as another  near to my heart collaboration with Janette Speyer entiFlipbloggerABCtled The
ABC’s of Living on This Planet
. We were very honored to be mentioned during this presentation, which you can view here.


The webcast was hosted by Jessica Rosenberg of and Jenn de La Vega of Flipboard. Flipboard is making a concerted effort to reach out to the blogging community and promote Flipboard as another tool to extend the reach of your blog. This is something we have known and practiced from day 1 of our blog. We proudly display the ‘Flip’ icons and embed our magazines prominently on the site.

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Hooray for Dollywood!!

Many a trip to the amusement park has been cut short for the family after a few hours of sensory overload. Dollywood, in consultation with Autism Speaks has opened the first ever sensory calming room at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee amusement park. Autistic children and their families can take a half hour break from the sensory overload that many autistic children experience at amusement parks. Lego’s announced plans for one also.

Big kudos to Dollywood and hope to see these as a common feature in the future.

Read about it here from and also in our Flipboard magazine

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This is one of our goals for the upcoming Netcademy, to provide a sensory calming room on the internet, as well as a source for learning. Hope you will join us! Stay tuned.

Picket Fences

Everyone’s looking for that perfect life. It’s different for each of us of course, but generally includes a happy family and security. Maybe a house, a dog, 2.4 kids and white picket fence to round it out. Most of us achieve some level of this, at least compared with the rest of the world, so never forget that. We are truly lucky to be living in America in the year 2016, despite what pundits and politicians may tell you.


That said, each of us has our own burdens to bear and do so with varying degrees of grace. Because you have an autistic child, your perfect life is not over. It may be harder to achieve, but that depends on your outlook on Continue reading