My Home Truths Real life confessions of a special needs parent (with a side of autism, albinism & fun!)

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My First Thoughts on High School

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/02/my-first-thoughts-on-high-school/Follow Gilbert started high school this week. Image courtesy ABC Newcastle It’s been something we’ve been planning for, dreading and awaiting, for quite a long time now. In some ways, the long...

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Special Needs Students WILL be Affected by Changes to the NSW Assisted School Travel Program

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/changes-school-transport-provisions-nsw-will-negatively-affect-special-needs-students/Follow Long ago, when I was working outside the home and trying to juggle the needs of three kids, I relied on transport assistance to get Gilbert to his special education settings. The NSW...

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What I Wish You Knew About Special Needs Parenting

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/what-i-wish-you-knew-about-special-needs-parenting/Follow I wish you knew how unrelenting special needs parenting can be.  To be fair, I sometimes don’t realise how much constant pressure I’m under. I’m too busy most days, trying to...

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How to share your child’s special needs with their new teacher

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/share-your-childs-special-needs-with-their-new-teacher/Follow All parents hope their child is assigned a great teacher each school year. A teacher who can relate well to their students, who is passionate about teaching, who is kind, yet...

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Planning outings with kids with albinism

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/planning-outings-for-kids-with-albinism/Follow One of the biggest concerns I had when we first learned Gilbert had albinism, was whether he’d ever be able to spend quality time outdoors. His skin was so pale and...

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Resolutions I’d Love to Make as a Special Needs Parent (But Know I Can’t Keep)

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/resolutions-id-love-to-make-as-a-special-needs-parent-but-know-i-cant-keep/Follow As we enter a new year, it’s tempting to make all sorts of resolutions. I’ve done it before. image source You get sucked into the whole “new year, new me” mindset and...

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SMART Goals for 2017

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/01/smart-goals-for-2017/Follow Last year I ditched traditional words and resolutions for the year ahead. I already know they don’t work for me so there’s no point even contemplating them (although if they work...

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2016 was actually good to me

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2016/12/2016-was-actually-good-to-me/Follow 2016 has been universally panned as one of the worst years ever. It’s not hard to see why. So many celebrity deaths. So much political upheaval. So little peace & kindness...

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Holiday Survival Guide for Special Needs Families

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2016/12/holiday-survival-guide-special-needs-families/Follow I’ve been living this special needs life with my family for nearly 13 years now. I’ve learned a lot over that time, but I still learn something new every single year....

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Teachers: What Special Needs Parents Wish You Knew

Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2016/12/teachers-what-special-needs-parents-wish-you-knew/Follow I was recently asked to provide my thoughts on autism parenting and my personal experiences as an ex-ASPECT parent to a group of new starters at Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT). Beyond...