Sensory Awareness

If you would have asked me four years ago what I knew about our senses I would have answered with what I learned in elementary school: there’s five, right? Fast forward to present day as the mom of a child with sensory processing disorder and autism, and you’ll need to clear your schedule if you ask me that. When I […]

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Sensory Overload With a Side of Dinner

“I am 38 years old, kneeling on the floor of a Japanese restaurant trying to catch broccoli being thrown towards my mouth, completely sober. This is parenthood,” I thought to myself as I watched the tears on my daughter’s face turn into boisterous laughter. We don’t usually go out to real sit-down restaurants because my daughter well and truly struggles […]

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The Extrovert with Autism

My daughter is very social and she has autism. These are two things that many people don’t realize can co-exist, but my kid is living proof that they can and do. I didn’t see this coming. At school, she was always with an adult, never playing side by side with other kids. Any time we were in a room full […]

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