Teenagers and SPD

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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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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Healthier Teen Beauty Choices You’ll Love

Healthy Teen Beauty Options

Teen Beauty Problems! Teenagers with SPD and/or autism want to look and feel their best too. But what if they have the MTHFR gene mutation, or they have sensory sensitivities to products?  How can they look their best without their eyes burning?!?!  Are you concerned about healthier teen beauty choices??? A recent study where 100 Latina teens were tested after just 3 days of using …

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Use Senses To Keep Kids Present

Kids Stay Present

Keep Kids Present Some kids and teenagers on the autism spectrum are always planning ahead.  Okay, I’m always planning ahead too, but I’ve gotten better at being present.  You know, practicing the ancient saying, “Be Here Now.”  But how do you help your kiddos enjoy the moment? Our Awakening Recently, we went on vacation to Safari West, a 400 acre animal sanctuary where you can …

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Sounds Teens with SPD Find Annoying AF

Sounds Teens with SPD Find Annoying AF

Sound sensitivity is a legit problem for teens with SPD.  Wonder what’s got your teen so grouchy?  Maybe they’re agitated from the constant whir of the air conditioner.  Or maybe the hair dryer is like nails on a chalkboard for them and their head hurts from the noise.  Don’t forget, the sounds aren’t just annoying AF, for teens with SPD noises can be painful. Be …

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