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Trigger warning: Loss of life
I hope you all never have to feel this. And please don’t consider me brave for writing it. I’m trying to heal and be strong, but allow myself to know my thoughts and feelings. I’m sure it will take me a few
days hours to write all I want out.
Earlier this week, Sunday night, I had my first sign. It wasn’t much, but I immediately called the doctor at 11 pm. She obviously didn’t want to alarm me. I was already shaken.
I went into the office first thing on Monday morning. Some things didn’t look right, but it didn’t look bad.… Read more.
I am happy to report that after a month of being a complete flake on just about everyone, the cause has been completed! ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month website is up and running. We will be rolling more content out over the month, but the starting point is done. I’m very happy that we have this up and running and that so far, everyone seems to like it!
As you can imagine, April is going to be a busy month. Starting on the 1st (yes, this upcoming Monday.), I will be joining with Ariane Zurcher, mother and blogger at Emma’s Hope Book and Brenda Rothman, mother and blogger at Mama Be Good on a webinar for ICDL (the people that brought you floortime/DIR).… Read more.
I’m slightly terrified of this. But Citizen Autistic has now been updated with splices of an interview with me. You can see the boys in it as well, not to mention their living room a some laundry in the background, and generally the “lived-in” look with toys on the floor. (What can I say? It’s their living room.)
I’m slightly shocked that I talked myself into this. Rule of thumb: Even if you don’t normally wear make up, make sure to put it on for the camera. Yeah, not pleased that I couldn’t find mine (I use it that infrequently).
I was asked in a previous post about sensory issues today. I’d like to talk about this because it is important to understand how sensory processing manifests and what you can do about it. I cannot be exhaustive here because of the wealth of sensory sensitivities.
I’d like to suggest a few products/therapies before I get started though. I’ll try to explain what they are, but please understand I haven’t used all of them personally.
First, let me start by saying that no one is a fully independent adult. It’s a fallacy and wrong and parents need to get it out of their head. We all go to restaurants, and hire people to provide services (plumbers, electricians, roofers, people to plow your snow (a nod to my NE readers)), and most of us buy products at the store. It’s part of this great thing we call life, where we are all connected to other people.
But how do we go from being highly dysfunctional in executive arena to keeping up the appearance of being this iconic independent adult?… Read more.