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Do They Know?

This weekend as we got out of the car in a busy grocery store parking lot, and I immediately reminded my son who has autism to “hold my hand we are in a parking lot”. I thought to myself…. Do people know? When they see my seven year old son, who is nearly taller than…

Come walk a day in our shoes.

Spend the time walking beside us and understand how hard he works to access our world each and every day. I hope you see that he brushes my shoulder each morning to wake me before the sun. That I gently dress him, brush his hair, his teeth and am working on teaching him to do…

Owning your role as a P.A.R.E.N.T at the IEP Table

I can’t even begin to count the number of times someone has said to me “I’m just mom, I don’t know my rights at the IEP meetings.” It’s time for that to change! I want you to own your seat at the IEP table as a parent. YOU are the only team member who is…

21 Lessons From Autism in 2021

21 Lessons From Autism in 2021: 1. In their own time, in their own way. 2. People are curious and want to understand how to help, asking questions is just often uncomfortable. 3. It has brought some of the strongest, and most genuine women I know into my life. 4. Your behavior, as a parent,…


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About Me

Hi, I’m Amanda. Most people know me as Jackon’s mom, but I am also a wife, and Monroe’s mom too. I am and educational advocate, small business owner, and co-founder of The More Than Project with my friend Kate. Writing about Jackson’s journey was therapeutic for me and has allowed me to teach parents about our life and their rights at the IEP table, this page has lead to such a wonderful community of amazing and supportive people that we grew a virtual family. Thank you for joining us!

I’m so happy you’re here.
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