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Shutdowns + Meltdowns

In my last post, I discussed sensory overload and the fact that if sensory overload occurs, and isn’t addressed using supports and techniques specific to my needs, or the needs of the person at hand, it can result in meltdowns, shutdowns, or both. 1,569 more words

Sensory Processing

Mississippi County teen found safe in Washington State

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — Missing teen from Mississippi County is home safe after being located Thursday in Washington State, Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department said.

In a joint task force officials were able to locate Ashton Talley in Pierce County, Washington State. 179 more words


Trolley Tantrum

We had a meltdown today, a big one by Sambles standards, he’s a placid child normally, but I’ve seen worse. It was all over a trolley…. 232 more words


"So how do you entertain an autistic child on long haul flights when they have limited expressive and receptive communication skills?"

A little while ago, I asked my Instagram followers to send me any questions they had regarding travelling when a member of their travel party is autistic.  946 more words


A quick note about day 2.

I wasn’t expecting an Autism diagnosis, so it’s taking me a little time to adjust. People keep telling me that this doesn’t change who he is and that he will receive all the help he needs now and while both of those things are true, that isn’t want’s messing with my head. 113 more words


Meeting Others

Because of how we started this process (through SLT) we were already signed up for Intensive Interactive Therapy when we received the diagnosis yesterday. My first session was today. 304 more words


Sensory Overload

In my post, Atypical Sensory Processing 101, I mentioned that with the autistic/SPD brain the things that get filtered through our sensory gates are an amalgam of relevant and irrelevant, and I described all of the processing of these inputs that our brains do AT ONCE. 1,002 more words

Sensory Processing