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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Autism and Birthday Parties

My daughter wasn’t invited to any birthday parties until she was deep into her threes. We made appearances at a few of those parties, and then the invites stopped coming. I don’t take it personally, but I noticed. I get it. Everyone wants to have this social-media-picture-perfect party and it’s hard to do when you have an attendee that screams […]

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Just Imagine

As the parent of a child with developmental delays, I often get anxiety over every missed milestone. It started early: When will my daughter roll over? When will she sit up? And it continues today. I go down the rabbit hole of Google searches and lose sleep over each missed milestone, searching for solutions and comfort. When she didn’t engage […]

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