About Tammy Lessick

I am a WAHM mom of two children. I have a 6 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. I like sharing information with everyone about autism and raising an autistic child. I operate an online blog called AutismLearningFelt. I share information, personal stories, as well as do product reviews and giveaways of autism and mom related products. My best advice to other parents raising a child with autism is to remember that loving your child is your number one priority.

Website: http://www.autismlearningfelt.com

Articles by Tammy

Learning From My Special Child

Learning From My Special Child

Last updated on September 21st, 2009 at 09:33 amRaising a child with special needs takes a lot of patience. Before my son was born, I didn’t have much patience. I had a hair trigger temper and was intolerant to people that didn’t learn as quickly as I did. My son taught me a lot. After he was born, I discovered that I was living in a very narrow minded world. In time, he taught me how to be patient.... 

Schooling My Autistic Child

Schooling My Autistic Child

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 03:29 pmMy son started school at the age of three. He attended a special needs public school in a small town. It was scary for me. I cried off and on all day, worrying about him and hoping he didn’t think that I abandoned him. At the time, I didn’t know if he understood what was going on around him. He was nonverbal, and still is. The difference between now and... 

Juggling Home, Family and Me – Life in a Special Needs Family

Juggling Home, Family and Me – Life in a Special Needs Family

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 06:29 pm I am mom, wife, homemaker, and me. That’s how I look at it. As a mom, I put my children first. I worry about them all the time. As a wife, I put my husband second. He works so hard to provide for our family and to make sure we are taken care of. As a homemaker, my house comes third and then, well, there’s me. I come last. Sometimes I think my life is... 

Potty Training an Autistic Child

Potty Training an Autistic Child

Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 08:00 amRaising an autistic child comes with a lot of challenges. One of the biggest ones that I have faced with my ten year old son is potty training. I would read books and articles on the subject. I would go around the internet and ask questions on different social networks. In the end, I had to customize a program just for my son. There are several different methods... 

Raising a Family

Raising a Family

Last updated on September 13th, 2015 at 01:01 amI am the mother of two amazing children, one boy – 10 years old and one girl – 6 years old. My son is autistic and my daughter isn’t. Needless to say, life around our house is challenging. My son received his diagnosis at age five. We were literally on a roller coaster of doctor visits and evaluations before he received his diagnosis. We knew he...