• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Autism – 5 Tips to Calm Anxiety Due to Sensory Overload

Use Earplugs or Noise Cancelling Headphones Whether at home, school, or in a noisy supermarket the sounds coming at your child all at the same time can be an overwhelming experience. It is often difficult for the autistic individual with auditory processing issues (sensitivities to sounds) to filter out background …

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What is my problem? Crankiness continues…

I am not sure exactly what was wrong with me yesterday.  It was beautiful out—30 degrees—sunny—yes, 30 was a heat wave here, the Teen watched the boys while Hubby and I went to lunch and grocery shopping without ANY children!  It was a very nice afternoon, but when I returned …

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It’s Been One of Those Days again…

You know the kind of day when you have a ton of things planned to accomplish and can get to none of it; when the lights are too damn bright, the kids are too damn loud, and the madness does not stop for a single flipping second, and you really …

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My Day–the Tot’s Tantrums–I need a do over!

Tantrum Tot is getting worse,; I think. But there are some oddities to his tantrum-ing behavior that really has me raising an eyebrow. Today, I kept him home from daycare because for some reason he has gone from loving the place to begging me to stay home, and my heart …

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Mommy is Melting: Heat, Hormones, and Overload

The Heat and the Hormones Yesterday just was not a good day. It began at 7 a.m. with a whiny, cranky, Tantrum Tot (2) waking me up by smacking me and saying “Bad, bad.” Don’t know what Mom did this morning, but whatever it was, it is bad! Maybe he …

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High Functioning My Ass-perger’s Part II: Massive Sensory Overload and Major Meltdown

Is it sensory overload, executive dysfunction, or plain old Stress? Lately I have been trying to figure myself out—again. The more I learn about Autism and how my brain works, the more I understand why I have difficulties in certain areas. I feel like I have the most difficulty keeping …

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