Autism Journey

My Autism Journey

I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister…I am an amateur photographer, advocate, Realtor, Founder of Spectrum Parents, a former Special Ed Teacher and Social Worker. My family is active and every day we get on a unique roller coaster ride. And the ride is vastly different for each kiddo. One is happily zig-zagging along on the Autism Spectrum and the other is moving at superhuman speed with ADHD in the driver’s seat. We all hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Along the way, our goal is to love life, take risks, and enjoy the little things. Our kids are now 14 & 16. It does get easier, I promise.
 
Giving back to families with kids on the Autism Spectrum Parents is my passion. Need help now? Join Spectrum Parents (you must live in Hampton Roads and have a child on the spectrum) You do not need to be alone on this journey.
 
Helping first time buyers, families with kids on the spectrum, friends and military families move is why I am a Realtor®.

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Resources:
Autism Spectrum Events– Respite Nights, Social Skills, Parent’s Night Out, Playgroups, Game Night, Cloud 9, Funville, SKYZONE, Sports Leagues + so much more. myautismevents.com

Top questions to ask schools when your kiddo has Autism

🏡 Moving? Resources galore for parents with kids on the autism spectrum.
🏡 Military Rebate: For Active, Retired, Wounded Warriors and D.O.D when you buy or sell a home with us. We’ve helped tons of parents navigate the area. Reach out anytime.

Top Elementary Schools for Kids with Autism in Hampton Roads:
LOCAL Friendly Autism Events Calendar – Respite Nights, Social Skills,
Parent’s Night Out, Playgroups, Game Night, Funville, SKYZONE, Beach Night, Girls Retreat, Ice and Roller Skating and Whale Watching.
Join our Spectrum Parents meetup!

➡ Local Resources ⬅
➡ Dr. Eric Madren is one of our favorite Autism Docs. Get on his waitlist
now. 757-548-0076
➡ Dr. John Harrington, CHKD. He also has a son on the spectrum. (757) 668-7400
➡ Jennie Harz (Morgan), LPC – ASD, Couples Therapist
757-685-4453 [email protected]
➡ TASA – Autism Society –
757.461.4474 and https://www.tidewaterasa.org (Ask about Autism 101)
➡ TACA – Talk About Curing Autism Now – https://m.facebook.com/tacavirginia/ and www.tacanow.org
➡ FACT – Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater – 757.788.1993 and
http://camp4autism.com
➡The Hitching Post -757.606. 0756 and https://www.hitchingpost.org/
➡ Social Butterflies -757.422.6342 and https://socialbutterfliesclub.com
➡ Inside Out Learners -757.436.2722  https://www.insideoutlearners.com
➡ Brick Headz -757.609.3738 and https://www.brickheadz.net (Vanessa has officially closed her doors, but she is still offering outreach programs as far as I know)

Want to add someone who has helped your kiddo? Comment below.

If you need help now, join Spectrum Parents.

Love him to pieces.