Brittany Leverett

Brittany Leverett is originally from Snellville Georgia but moved to Birmingham with her family in 1999. She attended high school at the newly opened Oak Mountain. Brittany is a 38 year old single mother to two children, Emmett is 5 and Elianna is 1. Her son Emmett was diagnosed with autism in 2022. She and her kids reside in Pelham with her mother. She devotes her time to raising her children and bringing awareness to autism and special needs children. She enjoys reading and writing and all things outdoors.

The Road to Recovery :: Climbing from the Pit of Addiction

The road to recovery is never a straight and narrow path. Recently, a friend of mine shared his story with me, including the struggles and challenges that he had to face to get out...

A Peek Into My Chaotic Daily Life

One thing you should know about my family is that we are pretty private. Strange, I know, since I am a writer and share about my son and our journey with his autism diagnosis...

I’m A Thrift Store Mom

I’m a proud thrift store mom. I’ve said it many times before, and I stand by it proudly! I absolutely love going to the thrift store, and not just those around me, but also...
Dentists for Special Needs Kids

Special Dentists For Special Little Ones

There are few places that adults will openly agree with children are nerve wracking and somewhat scary. One of those places is the dentist's office. I mean, l have chills just writing about it....

After The Autism Diagnosis

When your child receives a diagnosis for autism, you are given a booklet about autism and the different services available. It is often overwhelming and confusing. There isn't always a clear guideline on what...

Early Mornings on the Patio

One of my earliest, and favorite, memories is my mom and grandparents sitting on the patio sipping coffee while I ran around the yard as a child. As I got older, I started to...

It Takes A Community

They say it takes a village to raise a child. For those who are raising special needs children it takes more than that–it takes a community.  Our community has been one of the greatest blessings...

The Start of Emmett’s Story

  One year ago in April, Emmett started Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism. I think it’s appropriate that the month he started is the month awareness is raised specifically for this.  In honor of...

Special Salons for Special Little Ones

“Okay, buddy, we are going to go get your haircut. Come on kiddo let’s go.” Dead silence followed by a shrill scream of “NO!!!" and the fight to get into the car, the struggle...
swim lessons

Special Swim Lessons for Special Little Ones

Summer is coming, and you know what that means! It’s water time!! Our kids are excited because it’s time to splash around in the pool, run through sprinklers, and go to splash pads. Parents...
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