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DISCOVER A MILLENNIAL'S GUIDE TO SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTING

Welcome to A Millennial's Guide to Special Needs Parenting, my very own passion project filled with unedited truths of raising a special needs child in a modern world. 


I’m a mother to a child diagnosed nonverbal autistic and a rare chromosome disorder 🖤 I have studied Genetics at Harvard Medical School, received my Master’s Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Bachelor’s in Psychology. Follow my journey at @ericaaklivingston on Instagram. 

 
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Transitions

Hey parents! I'm sure many of you have noticed, transitions are so hard for kiddos. They're especially hard for our autistic kids. Why is...

The Explosive Child

Hey y’all, In my last post I mentioned we’d had a tough time lately. Luckily, I believe that has passed. However, it did lead to me...

Sensory Seekers

Hey y’all! We are in a rough stage with David currently, so I haven’t been doing many posts. I’ll do an update soon! But today we went to...

Kindergarten…

Hey y’all! I’m writing this because I am STRESSED. David is 4 and starts kindergarten next year. I’m trying to be proactive and figure...

Give your child time

Hey my special needs parents! I wanted to share some updates on David. The purpose of this post is how every kid, especially our special...

Vulnerability and Parental Guilt

Hey y’all! I have wanted this blog to be a safe place for not only myself, but other parents as well. So this is a very vulnerable post...

Nonverbal Speech

Hey guys! I was scrolling Facebook and saw this. Thought I’d share because it’s so beautiful!! https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/college-v...

Mother’s Day reflection

Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I know there’s so much emphasis on that day that it led me to some thoughts and deep...

Life Skills Checklist

Hey y’all! If you’re a special needs parent, I’m sure you’re part of groups on Facebook. Someone just shared this list of important life...

Special needs travel tips

Hey y’all! We just got back from our second big road trip of the year. For this one, we were gone for 10 days and on the road for over...

Mental Health Check-in

Hey y’all! I’ve been very vocal up here about my mental health. Lately, I’ve been doing probably better than ever. I’ve never had...

Finding Solutions

Hey y’all! One struggle we deal with with Davids autism is his struggle with holding hands, so he has to ride in his stroller when we...

I’m on a Podcast!

Hey y’all! I did a podcast with the beautiful and talented Megan Hall on her The Inspired Women Podcast 💕 We talk about life, I talk...

Changes

Changes are scary, am I right? For our special needs kiddos, change is even more frightening! David handles some changes well, and...

Are Resolutions worth it?

Happy 2022! Can you even believe it? I wanted to touch base and discuss resolutions. I usually attempt them, which never lasts. Mostly,...

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas friends! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanza! However you celebrate, I hope it’s blessed! How are you all handling the stress of...

I’m still here!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted lately. My mental health has not been good. However, I’m working on it! Since moving, my brain has...

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