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Tara Bertic

Tara Bertic is a homeschool mom with four teenagers.  She and her husband, John, live in Tampa, Florida. It is Tara’s passion to encourage other ASD parents through her transparency in sharing details from their own story…the good, the bad, and the ugly. She recently published her first book on Amazon Kindle entitled The Rainbow-Colored Grass on Our Side of the Fence. To learn more about Tara and her family, visit www.rainbowcoloredgrass.com.

Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve

Volunteering With Special Needs: Teaching the Served to Serve https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/volunteering-special-needs-teaching-serve/

When most people think of special needs kids and serving, they naturally assume that the recipients of the service are the special needs kids themselves. As history is proof, that is generally the case. People volunteer at Special Olympics. They are a “buddy” to a child at a school or on a sports league geared […]

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When Special Education Fails to Be Special

When Special Education Fails to Be Special https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/education-fails-to-be-special/

Whether you call it special education or exceptional education, your expectations for its role in your child’s life are high, as well they should be. As parents of special needs students, we face decisions that parents of typical students rarely consider. Public, private, or charter school? Consider homeschooling? Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan? Standard diploma […]

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Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children

Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/winning-ways-to-share-love-with-children

As special needs parents, we understand the importance of date nights with our spouses. They help us reconnect as a couple, reduce stress, and nurture the love between two people whose children drain their physical, emotional, and mental resources daily. Let’s face it, special needs parenting involves being caretakers on levels parents of neurotypical children […]

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Ways to Survive ASD Parenting and Stay Thankful

Ways to Survive ASD Parenting and Stay Thankful

I have four teenagers, and the youngest has autism.  Is survival possible?  Yes, it really is.  I know people who’ve come out on the other side sane.  Here are some survival strategies that have helped us stay the course of turning our woes into “whoas.” Listen to music. 80’s, disco, easy listening…create a playlist of […]

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