• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part I: Hyper-Reactivity

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is commonly found among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Like Autism, SPD is a neurological disorder which affects the way the brain processes sensory stimuli, such as sights, sounds, taste, touch, and smells. Difficulties can be with general sensory modulation or by being over or under …

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Autism in School: How Do Sensory Issues Affect the Classroom?

Autistic children may face many challenges learning in a classroom full of peers. Beyond problems that arise due to deficits in Executive Functioning (disorganization, forgetfulness, punctuality, etc.), weak central coherence (hyper-focusing on details), and Theory of Mind (difficulty understand other’s intentions), children with autism often have unique sensory needs. The …

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When the Hot Water Just Isn’t Hot Enough

Ever have one of those days? When you are so out of sorts that even your super sensitiveness shuts down on you.  You go from being hyper-sensitive, to being hypo-sensitive—today has been one of those days. Hubby has been home for hours, and I am only now relaxed enough to …

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