Immediately pulling into Beth’s Farm Market Brian starts crying from the backseat. I instantly want to melt-down. Come on. Another day that should be fun is going to be stressful and crazy thanks to this thing called autism. I grudgingly pull myself out of the car and help him get unbuckled all the while trying […]
October is also Sensory Awareness month. Way to go for me to finally post this with only a week or so left of the month. Better late than never, I suppose. Sensory problems are very, very, very common in children with autism. But sensory processing disorder can occur on it’s own, without autism. Sensory issues […]
In my house, sensory awareness rules! Funny this whole idea of sensory integration actually entered our family long before I had any worries about Brian. I had this crazy toddler, Corbin, and someone referred me to The Out of Sync Child books. Wow! The book seemed like it was written about him. I started to […]
Brian’s test results have begun to show up on our Thoughtful House account page. I haven’t had my phone appointment yet with the doctor for him to interpret the results but having read my fair share of books about biomedical treatment I know he has some markers for bacterial dysbiosis. His yeast is all nutty. […]
As written by his teacher and his peers. Did I mention his teacher came on a Saturday with camera in hand to watch him in this show? Reason 137 why I always bug her to leave her kindergarten teacher career to become Brian’s one-on-one until he graduates from high school.
We’ve had a great few weeks. Just wonderful. Brian has been happy, laughing, engaging, and imitating every time I look around. I know I tend to blog more about the hard days- because those are the days I need extra support- but I need to post more about these good things. Because these are the […]
Brian has been up for a couple hours already today and I guess he’s ready for breakfast. He just came from the pantry (a big shelf in our utility room) with a can of olives and handed it to me. He ran back to the kitchen and returned with a can opener. He loves black […]