My “Why” for Autism Advocacy

My “Why” for autism advocacy.... In the first pic, I was a young mother of a six month old. My son Aaron had just been dedicated in church that day. We were so excited for him. Then a few months later, not long after his first birthday, Aaron’s speech DISAPPEARED. That began our journey on…

Autism Awareness Month

Good morning! April is Autism Awareness Month. My name is Keischa Pruden, but most folks call me KP. I am the proud mother of an ausome son, a psychotherapist and an autism advocate. Join me this month as I share information about autism, special education and other related topics. Autism advocacy is my passion, especially…

Welcome Back To Football Moo!

“Ma, I don’t want to play football anymore.” That statement started a journey of inflection, reflection, honest conversations, healing, and restoration for Team Pruden. But to fully understand what I’m talking about, I have to share our experiences from the beginning.... Our youngest son, Bryant (nicknamed “Moo”), loves football. He has played the game since…

Letting Go and Letting Be….

I’m practicing “letting go” and “letting be”…Let me explain….. Aaron started walking with me a few weeks ago. Then the weather got colder, I took some time off from walking, and I didn’t ask Aaron to continue. Yes, he’s autistic, but he’s also 26 years old. I decided I wouldn’t pressure him about walking and…

Enjoy the “Small Moments”

This is us…. When you have a family member with ADHD, your life can be chaotic, conflicts can be commonplace, and your spirit feels drained at times. As a parent, you worry about your child’s future and prepare them as best as you can. As a child with ADHD, life can be fun, frustrating and…

Special Needs Dads Rock!

Special needs dads are the silent heroes of our world. They are rarely given the credit they are due for their hard work, sacrifice, and unflinching love they have for their children. Paul Pruden Jr is our special needs dad extraordinaire. As a father to one son with autism and one son with ADHD, his…

My “Why” For Autism Advocacy

My “Why” for autism advocacy…. In this pic, I was a young mother of a six month old. My son Aaron had just been dedicated in church that day. We were so excited for him. Then a few months later, not long after his first birthday, Aaron’s speech DISAPPEARED. That began our journey on the…

COVID 19 and Survivor’s Guilt

My husband Paul lost a very good friend recently. “Mr. Buck”, as I loved to call him, was the friend people wanted to have and aspired to be. He loved God, was a wise man, and was a true encourager. I would go so far as to say he kept Paul calm, especially during their…

KP’s Wellness Journey 2021 Continues

It was too cold!! Last week was rough. But I made it through and I’m on day 2 of walking this week. It was soooo cold 🥶 out there this morning! I think I saw snow ❄️ flakes!This week my goal is 4 days/4 miles per day. I’m continuing to monitor my BS to make…