A common objection to respecting a child's choices about food, aside from nutrition concerns, is cooking differently for one person, or having to cook an entirely separate meal on top of the one already being made for the rest of the family. Early Bird, on top of sensory issues due to SPD, also deals with... Continue Reading →
Our local autism society hosts a free night at the zoo for autistic kids and their family once a year.
There was something inherently wrong and fearful about my older children wanting to do things that I saw as baby things. Why?
Early Bird was newly potty trained when this first happened to him. The startle, the noise, everything aligned to create an instant fear of any and all public toilets.
On my main library wall (I'm a book dragon: I horde books) there is a shelf perfectly situated to hold my "to read" books alongside the Library Books Cube. This is where all of my books about autism and sensory processing disorder go. When Lady Bug was first identified/diagnosed as autistic, several friends gave me... Continue Reading →
My son thought he didn't belong in the Harry Potter fandom, because he thought people like him did not exist in that world.
But besides the cool things that help with sensory regulation, one of the more sensory friendly aspects of her room is one that I struggle with the most; keeping it simple and uncluttered.