The Hedley family lives in Ottawa, where Teresa is a representative for Autism Ontario on the Ottawa public school SEAC - spec. ed. advisory committee. So, in a way, she is the voice for autism regarding input into school programs and policies. Erik is a grade 11 student and was diagnosed with autism 10 years ago.
Currently, Teresa & Erik focuses is on writing a provincial mother-son autism series, "I Have Autism and I Need Your Help" which can be found in Autism Ontario's publications. Some articles can also be found on the Snug Vest blog such as "Building Self-Esteem in Individuals on the Autism Spectrum" and "
Learning to Self-Regulate & Top 10 Strategies for Kids and Teens." We HIGHLY recommend you read these wonderful collaborative articles for some amazing insight into Erik's world, and how he, Teresa and the whole Hedley family work together to celebrate the unexpected!
Erik, Teresa & Lisa chat about many specific tools and techniques that the Hedley family used when Erik was growing up. Our favourite is the laugh box :)