Ask Jason's Mom - Episode 3

The Answer Inc is on a mission to de-stigmatize societies’ opinion of people with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders. As a part of that mission, our CEO Debra Vines has launched a new series called “Ask Jason’s Mom” - within which she is answering questions and dispelling myths - specifically aimed at parents and family members of Children and Young adults living with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders.

In this episode, Debra addresses a parent’s request for tips on how to transition her child back to school. Below is the first of two episodes dedicated to a series of tips collected from Debra’s personal experiences and other sources.

TIP #1 — Talk to your child about what to expect in the upcoming school year.

TIP #2 — Cross days off on your calendar.

TIP #3 — Create a new morning routine and practice it before the start of the school year.

TIP #4 — Take a tour of the school.

TIP #5 — Walk through emergency procedures on your visit.

TIP #6 — Create a daily school schedule for your child.

TIP #7 — Have your child meet the teacher before beginning of school year.

TIP #8 — Write a letter outlining your child’s strengths, weaknesses, possible sensory issues, dietary restrictions, and favorite reinforcers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode, and that you will take a second to write any questions that you may have in the comments section below. And who knows… your questions may be answered in the next episode of “Ask Jason’s Mom”

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This episode of Ask Jason’s Mom is brought to you by: THE “HONORING THE SPECTRUM” BALL.


On Saturday, September 21, 2019 we are hosting our annual gala at the Waterford Banquets in Elmhurst. This year’s theme is: “Honoring the Spectrum.” The evening event includes: surprise Mistress or Master of Ceremonies; entertainment by Comedic Stylist BLT; music by Cool Black; premier buffet-style carving and food stations and desert table; dancing; photo booth; great raffle and silent auction prizes and a lot of fun associated with our “Honoring the Spectrum” theme.

There are several ways that you can help make this impactful Gala a success. First and foremost, please be a guest at the Gala for an evening of fun and festivities. We would also greatly appreciate your sponsorship of this event, your donation of items for the Silent Auction and raffle and your purchase of an Ad in our Advertisement book. Enclosed you will find the Sponsorship, Donation and Ad application forms. Please keep in mind that the deadline for Ads is September 5, 2019.

Your kindness and generosity is an affirmation of the vital work that The Answer Inc. is accomplishing on a daily basis for special needs families and community residents.

Your kindness never goes unrewarded my friend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 708- 296-5651.

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