1. Goodbye Kids, Hello Holiday Helper

    Goodbye Kids, Hello Holiday Helper

    NOTE BEFORE READING | This post includes holiday spoilers for kids.  A couple weeks ago (before Easter) Chris had "the talk" with Simon about some of the ways of the world related to the holidays. We had decided together it was time for him to hear it from us vs. from kids at school (whether well or ill intentioned). The talk... Read More

  2. Looking Around The Table

    Looking Around The Table

    Last Tuesday morning Chris and I had a meeting at Simon's school to discuss the results of his recent re-evaluation for services (a state mandated 3-year eligibility in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder). This was a bit different than a regular annual IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting where we take a look a... Read More

  3. Autism Speaks Fundraiser Through Scentsy

    Autism Speaks Fundraiser Through Scentsy

    A few weeks ago I received an email from my friend Shannon letting me know that Scentsy had chosen to create a Charitable Cause Warmer benefiting Autism Speaks called Piece By Piece. Scentsy will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the warmer directly to Autism Speaks. As many of you know this topic is near an... Read More

  4. Report Card Day

    Report Card Day

    Yesterday was Report Card Day. As a kid and young adult I always loved getting my report card. I loved seeing how I did, what my teachers had to say, what little surprises my parents might learn about me and my behavior (which was almost always good with the occasional "talks too much in class"). I cared quite a bit about... Read More

  5. Songbird Ave Kit Thank You

    Songbird Ave Kit Thank You

    Thank you to everyone who purchased a Songbird Ave kit last month. All together we raised $6816 for Autism Speaks. Special tremendously heartfelt thanks to Jessica Sprague whose donation challenge during the last week of April really helped us reach this awesome sum.     Read More

  6. I woke up this morning to a surprise in my inbox.

    I woke up this morning to a surprise in my inbox.

    You may remember that all this month Songbirdave.com has been selling a digital compilation kit that I helped design with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks in honor of autism awareness month. Well this morning I opened an email from Jessica and learned this: Between now and the end of April 30th JessicaSprague.com will match ... Read More

  7. Bloom & Grow : World Autism Awareness Day

    Bloom & Grow : World Autism Awareness Day

    Today is World Autism Awareness Day. As you may have read in the giveaway post yesterday, I teamed up with the designers at Songbird Ave to create a digital kit in honor of Autism Awareness month. All proceeds from the sale of this kit benefit Autism Speaks. My son was diagnosed with autism right around the time he turned th... Read More

  8. Zac Browser (Zone for Autistic Children)

    I received a couple emails recently that linked me to something super cool: the Zac Browser. Here's the news story from ABC: Grandfather Builds Web Browser for Autistic Boy The only bummer about it right off the bat is that it's only compatible with PC's. Read More

  9. Autism Fundraiser Crop + Class

    Autism Fundraiser Crop + Class

    On Saturday, April 26th I will be attending an Autism Fundraiser Crop and teaching a 2-hour minibook class at Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake, Washington. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Click here for more information or call 253-862-6822 to register. Read More