I came across this document I wrote a couple of years ago to hand out to teachers within a program I was consulting with. Simple, easy techniques to aid with sensory meltdowns (with a couple things added that I’ve learned since I first wrote the document). So simple but so good, that I thought I […]
As an occupational therapy assistant (OTA), I find myself doing my best to help parents through tricky times in their lives. You read my blog….I, obviously, don’t have all the answers all the time. But I do find myself giving out these five tidbits over and over again. No, they don’t have to do with […]
As I’ve mentioned previously we are getting ready to move to our new home! We brought both boys to the house soon after our offer was accepted last month. Brian was so confused and upset. The previous owners were still living in the house at that time and he really wanted to get into all […]
Halloween is fast approaching. I know because our daily montage of videos has changed from Little Einsteins and Over the Hedge to Scooby Doo and Wizard of Oz. Yes, I can tell the seasons by whatever movie Brian is obsessing over at the time. Very exciting news around our home is that Brian independently chose […]
The idea of traveling in an RV from Maine to Washington, DC was daunting. Add in autism and I thought we might be certifiable. But overall it was an amazing trip and we are so happy we went. Here are the top ten things I learned from this vacation.
Guest post from Fun and Function addressing sensory processing disorder and anxiety. Also, an exclusive code just for The A-Word readers to get 10 percent off their next order!
Our top five takeaways from our weekend at AAC Camp. Check them out and see if they will help your pre-verbal or AAC-using child!
Not the most glorious of topics. But a very really look of what it’s like to live with a child on the spectrum, particularly those who are categorized in the “moderate-to-severe” side of the spectrum, like our Brian.
The 4th of July can be very overstimulating for those with autism or sensory processing disorder. Between our two boys we have figured this holiday out and have developed a very strategic plan. Here are our top five needed items for a successful Parade! What’s your go-to items?
My top ten pieces of advice for parents who are just starting out on this autism road. Things like figuring out all the acronyms and making sure to keep your sanity.