Out of the Box Kids

Autism at Our House: Forming A Family Culture

As I write this it is April, which is also World Autism Month. Autism is a part of our family. The challenging part about autism is the broad range of what it looks like in each person. When you meet

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Discovering A Disability: Featured on the STAR NET Podcast

I recently sat down with Dr. Anni Reinking from Illinois STAR NET to be part of their Family Interview Series on their podcast. I was introduced to STAR NET when they were a sponsor for a Caregiver Retreat I attended.

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What is an Out of the Box Kid?

What is an Out of the Box Kid?

Out of the Box Kids don’t fit the standard, “one size fits all” box. They are a little extra, more intense. They play harder and ask more questions. They may carry a special toy longer and hate change. Their brains

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Homeschooling with an IEP

As a special needs parent, you may have heard of “getting an IEP”, and may have wondered how it relates to you. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is an official document compiled by a school for a special needs student. 

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A Conversation with SPED Homeschool

A Conversation with SPED Homeschool

Recently, I sat down with the SPED Homeschool podcast to chat about embracing our Out-of-the-Box life.  We talked about why we started our school year in July and slowly added more subjects.  This year we are planning our first year

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