AWADAE- Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilesy

Karen Duncan, the owner of Peeks Cruises and Tours, has created a foundation that allows families, who have children or adult children with a disablility,  go on a vacation. Many families who have loved ones with disabilities do not go on vacations because they are caught up in the day to day life of caring for that person. The trips allow the family to have … Continue reading AWADAE- Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilesy

What’s For Lunch?

Back to school is right around the corner. Everyone is shopping and getting their clothes, supplies, and food choices ready for the first day. I really don’t know how the lunch at school these days go but when I was coming up you could take your lunch, which I did most days, except when they had pizza or burgers. I loved the bread rolls anytime. … Continue reading What’s For Lunch?

Cost-Cutting Ideas for Back To School Shopping

Getting ready for school can be challenging. It is more than getting the right clothes and shoes it includes getting the list of school supplies. When I attended school the list for school supplies were short. It consisted of spirals, number 2 pencils, black pens, Elmer’s glue, ruler and a protractor. This is all I remember. Simple right? Well now the list are a bit … Continue reading Cost-Cutting Ideas for Back To School Shopping

What Do You Know About Autism?  

April is National Autism Month. There is a concern in many communities that Black children with Autism are behind in receiving the resources and assistance they need in comparison to other ethnic groups. Raising a child with Autism is difficult for most people, but in the Black community there are additional issues that affect our families and children. Early Intervention is the key however African American … Continue reading What Do You Know About Autism?  

The Central Texas African American Family Support Conference Making A Difference

The Central Texas African American Family Support Conference (CTAAFSC) is around the corner. This is a yearly conference that helps to support consumers, family members and practitioners in learning more about coping with Mental Health as well as supporting someone who has Mental Health. I spent time with a young woman and her mother who has attended the conference for the last five years. I … Continue reading The Central Texas African American Family Support Conference Making A Difference