Just when you think sleep can’t get any worse Mr Weather Man pulls a heatwave out of his bag! My girl has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. This can manifest in several ways. Today it showed itself by illustrating my girls difficulty with temperature regulation. Children, and adults, with Autism often have problems with temperature…… Continue reading Thanks Mr Weather Man!
Sunshine brings summer days out, Sunshine means crowded, busy places. Sunshine brings long, light days, Sunshine means confusion at bedtimes. Sunshine brings warmth to our skin, Sunshine means touch and sticky suncream. Sunshine brings bright white light, Sunshine means a sensory meltdown. Sunshine brings children out to play, Sunshine means too much noise. Sunshine brings…… Continue reading Sunny days
If all you’ve got is darkness, When all you need is light, If all you’ve got is silence, When you need to put up a fight, If all your insides are screaming, When you need to say how you feel, If you don’t understand your emotions, When you can’t tell what is real, If all…… Continue reading If and when.
Just sat eating a piece of paper…..as you do! My girl is always eating, and not always food! She seems to crave food, crave that feeling of a mouth full. She has always been a oral sensory seeker. She has always needed the sensation that chewing provides. Like many on the Autism Specrum, she has…… Continue reading Chewing.
I have to admit that it is easy to take meltdowns personally. To feel as though the whole thing is directed at you. Like it is your fault. The hurt and anguish as you see your child out of control and wish you could have prevented it. The physical pain you feel as a result…… Continue reading The Autism Meltdown.
Supermarkets. Noisy, loud and busy places, Full of people with blurry faces, Lights too bright, buzzing loud, Too many noises, too many sounds, Trolleys crashing, wheels squeaking, The swish of the doors opening and closing, Bottles chink, crisp packets rattle, Children giggle, babies babble, Tvs flicker, music is too loud, The food packets each making…… Continue reading Sensory nightmare.
My girl has the most amazingly thick and glossy hair. It is beautiful. It is hard work! Today was haircut day. Through shouts of “Get off my hair, Stop touching me,” her spinning around on the chair and throwing the gown over her head, the hairdresser somehow managed to give it a trim! Anything hair…… Continue reading Haircut!