Tag Archives: sensory processing

7 Steps to Defuse a Terrible, No-Good Autism Day

Today was a terrible, no-good autism day. I had my emotional breakdown this morning so I’m not going to relive it and write about it.  Plus, I’ve done that before. But, I did leave work early to be home with my boy, as he did not seem to be in a place to be able […]

Sensory Meltdown 101

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 […]

Don’t Stare

We were in the process of checking out when I discovered that even though all the groceries had fit in the cart alongside Brian, they didn’t seem to fit anymore once they were bagged. I told Brian I needed him to come out and he immediately started whining.  I grabbed him under his arms and […]

How My Children Make Their Own Sensory Accommodations

This is Brian grocery shopping with me yesterday.  At ten years old, he still rides in the cart and the more I put in the cart, the better. It’s not that Brian can’t walk or has physical limitations.  Being enclosed in the cart helps him feel calm and secure in environments that are sensory nightmares. […]

Autism Lives Here: “Touché Mom”

Autism Lives Here: A Sunday ritual.

Pictures that give a glimpse into our life with autism. Pictures that may show how distinctly different our lives are from yours because of autism. Or pictures that may show how similar our lives are regardless of autism.

Pirates Don’t Have Tactile Defensiveness!

Me:”Brian, are you a pirate?” Brian: “Imma pie!!” Brian has been wearing this pirate patch for three hours and still going strong.  No joke. From the kid who goes at his clothes with scissors (instead of asking for help and then giving his mother an anxiety attack when she sees him reaching behind his back […]