Category Archives: Autism

Santa Claus is a Fraud

I have sometimes thought my son to be a secret genius. It is a well kept secret from the outside world, but at home he has some uncanny abilities considering all of the difficulties he has to deal with. Recently … Continue reading

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Church, Sunday School, and Autism

Attending church with a special needs child can be very stressful and sometimes almost impossible, depending on their needs and behaviors, and willingness of the church to be compassionate and flexible. We have been going to the same church with … Continue reading

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Sleepers for Special Needs Children, and other kids who like to strip at night

My son started stripping at night kind of young and I was able to curtail his late night escapades fairly easily at first.  He was very delayed, and I was able to stay one step ahead. But soon his fine … Continue reading

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Stephanie’s Day – Autism and Special Needs Resource Fair

Last week we ventured out to Los Angeles area to attend Stephanie’s Day 2012, an Autism awareness and resource day held at CBS KCAL in Studio City, CA.  I had my daughter with me to help with Jaden and his … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload at the corner supermarket

I think I had one of those aha moments at the market yesterday.  I looked up the definition of an “aha moment” and apparently it is where the solution to the problem suddenly become clear. Problem:  Taking my son to … Continue reading

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Birthday Parties with an Sensory Seeking Autistic Child

Jaden attended his first birthday party recently.  He has been invited to a few others, but luckily we were not able to make it.  Sorry, I speak the truth. I knew if we were in town and didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Sensory Seeking Behaviors or something else?

Many of the behaviors that have now been attributed to my son’s Sensory Processing Disorder, are also behaviors that can lead to a diagnosis of Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A Sensory Seeker can be very hyper and look … Continue reading

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Running errands

As a general rule, I try to avoid going to the grocery store or any store for that matter, with Jaden.  That being said, we probably are at a store together two or three times a week.  I don’t know … Continue reading

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Autism Too?

Those were the words Jaden’s physical therapist asked when I mentioned that his neurologist expected his behaviors to be related to Autism, or “on the spectrum” as she put it.  The therapist was just expressing her concerns with another diagnosis. … Continue reading

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