autistic teenager and Love
Cell Phones and Special Needs Teenagers
Seat belts and Sensory Processing Disorder
Social Skills The Jeffersons
6 heavy work activities

Autism and Breaking Up

Autism and Breaking Up

Autism and Breaking up I have broken up with my son’s therapists, schools, and recently an organization.  Why?  Because all relationships run their course and when they’re no longer working, they need to end.  It’s the same with romantic relationships.  Once the love is gone, or has shifted, we often hold on for too long.  It can be detrimental to yourself or your child when …

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Cell Phones and SPD

Cell Phones and SPD

Cell Phones and SPD Some people LOVE to talk on the phone.  I hate it.  Absolutely hate it.  I didn’t detest it as much when I was a teenager, but cell phones are the worst.  Please just text me.  Cell phones and SPD do NOT go well together. This is one of those times when having Sensory Processing Disorder interferes with your daily living.  I …

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Autistic Teenagers and All The Feels…

autistic teenager and Love

Autistic Teenagers and Love When your toddler is diagnosed with autism, you don’t know what to expect.  You don’t know which milestones will be met, if they will be verbal or non-verbal, or what the future holds.  Nobody knows, autistic or not. As an infant, my son with autism hated to be touched, cuddled or kissed.  But mountains of OT and a sensory processing diagnosis …

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Help Your Teenager By Being A Bad Mom

I’m A Bad Mom I let my son blame things on me. He can tell his friends at any time that I’m “making him come home.” If he’s out at a party, or get together, and becomes sensory overloaded or is having extreme anxiety, he can use me to save face with his friends.  Basically, he uses me to excuse himself from the situation.   I’m …

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Autism Moms and Sleep

Autism Moms and Sleep

Autism Moms and Sleep (Or Lack There Of) Where my girls at?  Or shall I say fellow zombies?  Ever feel like you haven’t slept in over a decade?  That’s me. Autism Moms and sleep are two words that don’t often go together. My teenager on the autism spectrum rarely sleeps, so therefore neither do I.  And he sleepwalks…which scares me to death (we have stairs …

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Teenage Fear, Anxiety, and Paranoia

Teenage Fear

Teenage Fear Temple Grandin says people with autism have a slightly bigger fear box (source). Though we haven’t had a brain scan, my son has lived with constant fear his entire life.  Currently, teenage fear effects EVERY aspect of his life. How he crosses the street. How he navigates through school. What he ruminates about. Why he doesn’t sleep. Everything! Living in constant fear has …

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Cell Phones and Special Needs Teenagers

Cell Phones and Special Needs Teenagers

Cell Phones and Special Needs Teenagers Teenagers are on social media.  All of them!  Add in developmental or cognitive challenges and social media becomes far more complex. It’s up to the parents to help these kids navigate through this entire world that is inside their phones.  Yes, it seems like an invasion of privacy, but honestly, their safety should come first. Teenagers and Social Media My …

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