Parenting Through Autism: How Our Styles Have Changed

When it comes to making or breaking relationships, I always say parenting & decorating a house will test it. Just my opinion but they feel so accurate to me. Mine & Matt’s relationship has been tested in more ways than one: a major one being Jackson’s diagnosis. As a couple, you can only plan for so many things to test you & we thought Matt being in the Military was going to be one of our biggest hurdles. 
JESSICA LIPSCOMB

9 Things You Should Never Say to an Autism Parent

When you join the “Special Needs Parent'“ club, things that you never considered normal become an everyday occurrence. Routines are longer & more intricate. However, even the smallest thing like a phrase can trigger a parent like you wouldn’t imagine. Now, there are plenty of people that have said every single one of these phrases to me & they’ve been completely harmless. Sometimes people genuinely don’t understand that what they’ve just sad / asked is completely out of line & insensitive. 
JESSICA LIPSCOMB

ABA Therapy: Pros & Cons

Since going public with Jackson’s diagnosis & our families journey, I’ve collided paths with LOADS of parents on the the beginning of their very similar journey with their kid. One of the most popular questions I get from these parents is “Do you feel ABA therapy is helping your child?” & without hesitation, I say “YES!” because I believe it is. I know it is!
JESSICA LIPSCOMB

Different, Not Less

ONCE YOU ACCEPT THAT
YOUR CHILD WILL BE DIFFERENT,
NOT MORE OR LESS, JUST DIFFERENT,
THAT’S THE FIRST STEP.

WE RECEIVED A DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER [ASD] FOR JACKSON ON FRIDAY. 

JESSICA LIPSCOMB