Autism Superhero: Hunter

"Hunter was diagnosed November 1st of this year. This amazing little human is meant to be a rock star! He is always drumming or singing. Hunter doesn't speak well, unless he is singing. Fast music soothes his soul and mind. He is truly our family's hero. No matter how bad things get he smiles. Autism has been a stressful diagnosis and our roller-coaster, but we are making good out of every situation." Hunter, we agree with your mom...you are a rock star! Welcome to the Mighty League: Would you like us to feature your autism superheroes … [Read more...]

The Galactic Power of a Horrible Hug!

How can you help your child overcome the fear of the unknown? This was the question I asked myself when Jonathan was going to start his next school year at a brand new school. Why did we change schools? Well, his first school just wasn’t a good fit for him academically or socially. We didn’t know it at the time, but he was on the autism spectrum and the school just wasn’t geared for those who learned differently. And the students weren’t very accepting of kids who were different. So we found a wonderful school our unique boy—a safe haven … [Read more...]

Autism Superhero: Petit Chat

Kendra is my hero. In May 2015 for a dress up party, she didn't want to be dressed up so I drew a cat's mustache on her face. She didn't appreciate it very much and scrubbed her face all day. Afterwards, she liked to draw cat mustaches on her mum (me) or herself for fun. Last Sunday, she wanted to have her whole face painted as a lion. This is an extraordinary event and success. I'm super proud of her! Would you like us to feature your autism superheroes and send them a certificate? … [Read more...]

Autism Superhero: Kiki Puff!

I have this amazing son name Andrew who will be 3 next month. He has autism and sensory processing disorder. He has a lot of therapies and early interventions, but this kid does amazing things on his own. Everyday he does something new and he never gives up, always trying his very best. Andrew doesn't talk, but the look and smile on his face say what words can't. I want the world to know that a diagnosis doesn't define him...Although he has autism, he also has an adorable smile, an adorable giggle, an incredible hug and he has a family who … [Read more...]

Autism Superhero: Alex the Super Guy!

Alex is our shining star. His super hero powers are memory and hugs. He remembers all kinds of things and once he trusts you, he gives the bestest hugs! No matter what kind of day we are having, his smile always lights up a room! He is definitely our Super Guy! That's super Alex! We're so proud to have you join us on the Mighty League of autism superheroes!  Would you like us to feature your autism superhero and send them a certificate? … [Read more...]

Autism Superhero: Addy aka “The Red Queen”

Addy aka "The Red Queen" is 12, has autism and is mostly non-verbal. According to dad, she has the unique power of being able to tell when someone is a good or bad. She is the ultimate people barometer. She loves Elmo and is an amazing painter! So stay tuned, because Addy is just getting started with her awesomeness! Hey Addy, we're proud to have you join us on the Mighty League of autism superheroes!  Would you like us to feature your autism superhero and send them a certificate? … [Read more...]

Do Chewable Necklaces Help with Oral Sensory Input?

A SentioCHEWS Chewable Necklaces Product Review By Elizabeth O'Keeffe One big feature of life for many children on the autism spectrum, such as my six year old daughter Melon, is the need to gain oral sensory input through chewing. Chewing can help children with autism and/or sensory issues manage their anxiety and boredom and to better engage with the world around them. Chewing can cause problems though - damage to clothing, furniture, toys and school equipment has a financial cost, it can draw negative attention to the child in public … [Read more...]

Autism Superhero: McKade aka “The Dude”

Wow! It's Mckade aka "The Dude!" He is 11 years old and his dad says that he is an a-m-a-z-i-n-g Lego builder. The Dude can look at anything and make it out of Legos. He is awesome at math and coloring too! Well, dude we're proud to have you join us on the Mighty League of autism superheroes!  Would you like us to feature your autism superhero and send them a certificate? … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Jodi Murphy

No flowers. No candy. No brunch. I’m not a fan of what I like to call the “Hallmark Card” days as they seem forced and insincere. But I do love being a mother and a wife. My family is essential to my well-being and I celebrate them every, single day. Some days are stand outs and a ‘dream’ mother’s day would start with a hike with my son, a chance to hear his latest thoughts and insights—I just adore his Asperger brain and point of view! Then we’d meet up with my husband and daughter for a homemade ‘American’ breakfast, meaning the full … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day: Julie Brusio

Dream Mother’s Day: It happens every year, actually.  I get real honest-to-goodness “me” time.  I get a pedicure and massage.  This year I added in a bonus facial to the mix. My family all pitches in when I’m sick in bed.  My hubs does the job of both of us, which is no small feat at all.  I get hugs, kisses, and “I love yous” all the time.  Every now and then I get flowers too! The song that reminds me of being a mom is 'You’ve Got a Friend in Me' from Toy Story.  Both of my kids loved this movie and Toy Story 3 has a special place … [Read more...]