What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism
| |

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Although it’s been years, it seems like yesterday.  This is what I wish someone had told me when my son was diagnosed with autism.  It’s been eight years since my son received his autism diagnosis.  As I look back at all the progress we’ve made, and how much our life has changed for the better,…

The Basics Are Difficult When Your Child Has Autism And ADHD
| |

The Basics Are Difficult When Your Child Has Autism And ADHD

The basics are difficult when your child has autism and adhd. In our lives, there’s no way around it. This is what I’ve learned. My son showed me exactly how he planned to install a CPU into his computer yesterday. (If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. You are in good company. I…

My Child Won’t Wear Socks: Dressing A Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

My Child Won’t Wear Socks: Dressing A Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

“Help! My child won’t wear socks” and other struggles related to dressing with sensory processing disorder.  It happened every single day. When my son was in the second grade, his last year in public school, he would burst into tears when it was time to leave. There were a lot of reasons for this struggle…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

Because sensory issues are an ever-present part of our days.This is what it’s really like when your child has sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing disorder affects my oldest son, all the time. It’s here every day, day in and day out, making my son uncomfortable in his own body, and unable to tolerate so many…

Sensory Activities Around The House: Easy, Practical Solutions
|

Sensory Activities Around The House: Easy, Practical Solutions

Easy, practical ways to incorporate sensory activities around the house and into your everyday life.  I first heard the term “sensory diet” three years ago, just before my son was diagnosed with autism and his associated sensory processing disorder. When I read the worksheet the occupational therapist had given me, I felt sick. My first…

Occupational Therapy at Home (DIY Strategies For Helping Your Child)
|

Occupational Therapy at Home (DIY Strategies For Helping Your Child)

Because occupational therapy centers around everyday life, it is a natural option to practice occupational therapy at home. Here’s how we do it. The first time my son and I walked into an occupational therapy gym, I had no idea what to expect. He was nine years old and had been struggling for years. Noises…

What No One Tells You When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism
|

What No One Tells You When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

When your child is diagnosed with autism, a new stage of life begins. This is what I wish someone would’ve told me.  Every mom with a child on the spectrum remembers the moment she heard the word. The moment the doctor confirmed what somewhere, deep down inside, she already knew. The moment the diagnosis was…