Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder
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Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder

Accommodating my child’s sensory processing disorder is a daily concern. This is how we help him and accommodate his needs. I pushed against the coffee Keurig with almost all my weight, while my glorious cup of coffee brewed. When I stepped away, my friend asked, “Why do you do that?” I looked at her, blinking…

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

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong
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Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong

Moms of children with differences often blame themselves when things are hard. The truth is sometimes things are really difficult, but it doesn’t mean you are doing it wrong.  He threw the book and stomped off to his room. “Don’t you understand?” he yelled, clearly frustrated. “I have dys-A-lexia!” As he slammed the door, I…

One Of The Most Difficult Parts Of Sensory Processing Disorder: Bathing
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One Of The Most Difficult Parts Of Sensory Processing Disorder: Bathing

It’s hands down, one of the most difficult parts of my son’s sensory processing disorder: Bathing. My son has never been one for baths. It was evident from the start. When he was just a couple of weeks old, he was admitted to a children’s hospital. He was desperately ill, and no one knew why….