5 Websites to Help Navigate Autism

by zaksdad December 2, 2013

We are always asked what did we do when we first learned that Zak had Autism.  First, we cried – a lot!  Then, we researched. We spent time at the library and some time talking to parents but, and as most of you have come to learn, there is something out there called the internet! […]

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Disney Vacation Success

by zaksmom October 1, 2013

With Disney recently in the news, I thought it would be a good time to do a blog on our family vacation this year to Disneyland.  We did not request the disabled pass so I thought this blog could help others have an enjoyable time at the happiest place on earth while traveling with a […]

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Being a Dad is Hard…Punishing my Autistic Child

by zaksdad September 9, 2013

I am just going to come out and say it.  There are moment’s I hate being a dad.  ZAKSMOM calls me the “fun one” because I am easy going, not a disciplinarian or I just love to get on the floor and roll around with my monkeys.   They don’t get away with murder but […]

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Overcoming the Meltdown…

by zaksdad July 22, 2013

Over the next few posts, we are going to talk specifically about strategies to overcome the dreaded meltdowns.  We have tried a ton – with success (although relative) and failure. In a previous blog, simply titled MELTDOWNS, we talked about some of the things we were trying and what seemed to help both at home […]

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Why Do You Leave Daddy?

by zaksdad July 11, 2013

My daughter hit me with this today while I was sitting in my office reading emails and she was getting ready to go to camp. “Why do I leave?” I said. “You mean when I go on trips for work?” I just got back from San Diego and Los Angeles and was gone only two […]

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