Brian at Vanderbilt

The Spring Break from Hell

It was a ROUGH week!!!!  Molly was sick the entire week before Spring Break and we were planning on driving to Disney World over the break.  I pretty much twisted … Continue Reading →

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Where is Baby Giraffe?

Brian’s attention to detail is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!  He scans the environment so quickly with his eyes and can immediately find things that are out of place.  They are … Continue Reading →


Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Medication Changes

Brian’s cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) was discovered after Brian had been throwing up for over a year.  He would throw up around every 21 days, give or day a few days. … Continue Reading →


Update for the Past Year

It’s been a long time (nearly an entire year!) since I’ve blogged.  So many factors came into play this past year, as well as a fair amount of depression, that … Continue Reading →

Bri was so excited looking at the potty seat box. :)

2 Weeks Shy of 9 Years Old!

I know speaking of potty training your special needs child is often taboo, but I find it cause for CELEBRATION!  I hope Bri reads this blog when he is older … Continue Reading →


Addition with Apple Jacks and NO Worksheets

Generalization is a hard concept for children on the spectrum, and it became very apparent to my husband and myself as we tried to help Brian with his homework from … Continue Reading →


Proud of Bri’s Progress!!

So if you read the “Life of Bri” Facebook page, you’ll remember we had some rough moments last week with Bri being aggressive during potty training.  He flushed a large … Continue Reading →



Apparently Bri has extremely strong preferences on the things and materials he prefers to shred.  Last week I went to a consignment shop and bought a ton of shirts that … Continue Reading →


The Power of PECS, First:Then and Other AAC

After reading Temple Grandin’s, “Thinking in Pictures,” my eyes and mind were opened up to the idea of visual thinking for those on the spectrum.  I myself have always learned … Continue Reading →


The Nearly Indestructible Books

Today was a busy day, but I was finally able to do something that I’ve talked about doing for so long.  I started at the local school supply store, Schoolcraft, … Continue Reading →