Friday Favorites

By Heather

There are tons of fun, inspiring, and educational information on the internet...these are our favorite finds for this week. If you have a favorite find, be sure to let us know!

Emotionally, it's really hard to recover from a meltdown. You've just witnessed an epic emotional, physical explosion in your child that you love so dearly. It's taken everything you have to help your child get through the meltdown, it's no wonder we feel exhausted afterward.

Nonpareil is a technology company with a brand new location in Houston. When it's up and running, it'll look like the flagship location in Plano where 165 adults with autism learn sophisticated software, work together to create gaming apps, and earn a living to support themselves for life.

Families with special needs children say the hard-fought challenges their kids have in reaching developmental milestones gives them a unique pride over things other families don't have to work so hard for.

All about executive functioning from an adult who has had struggles in that area.

Autism affects one in 45 children in the United States, almost twice the rate from a few years ago, said a survey Friday that uses a new approach to assess the frequency of the developmental disorder.

This brother made a fantastic video about being a sibling to someone on the spectrum.

Who knew Spongebob Squarepants could be a lifesaver?

Podcasts to help our kids relax before sleep, to encourage a quiet bedtime activity that won't disturb their siblings, on long car trips, or any time they have to wait for long periods and cannot be active. Check out this list for 10 recommendations for listening!

A mom reflects on her perspective of Holland and Italy—and she doesn't mean visiting the actual countries.

Finally, if you can only manage to remember one thing on a tough day- let it be this.