Apathy

A topic which can be very difficult in the world of special needs can definitely be… apathy. As a family member, friend , or guardian of a person with special needs you constantly come into contact with that ugly word and even worse the ugly reality of it. When you are attempting to get something accomplished-…

Autism Explained

  Autism affects you more than you probably think. With the condition being increasingly diagnosed, with 1 in 68 babies having the condition. And with celebrities such as Toni Braxton and Holly Robinson Peete speaking out about their experiences having an autistic child and raising autism awareness independently and with organizations such as Autism Speaks,…

Staring: and how not to do it with NO SHAME

On the one hand, staring is okay. It’s how babies collect information about their new surroundings and how children and adults assess something that is a bit puzzling or interesting, or possibly frightening. In certain contexts, you expect to be looked at : when you look especially good, if you are performing or giving a…

Traveling with differently abled family members HONEST GUIDE

Traveling with family is NEVER easy, I’m  just going to go ahead and make that blanket statement using my own family as reference. Added to the mix of all the humans, is a tiny belligerent chihuahua “Bubba” and a moody cat who needs looking after when we are gone : “Emmy, we are concerned for…

I could not be happier.

There are several projects to look out for with Atypical , not only the posts on this blog about life and navigating life as a family with special needs members. But also the ATypical product line coming in April 2017!