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Years ago… When our son was first diagnosed with Autism—this was before the DSM change—and when children weren’t being evaluated as young as they are now—he was diagnosed at 2.5. Our son is now 14. I bought into the belief that our son needed a cure—because I linked all of his challenges—poop smearing, aggressive behavior, […]
Here are some things I do to help our family transition from the laid back summer months to school ready come fall, and I hope they’ll help your family do the same.
When our daughter shared with us that she was being bullied at school, we were ill-equipped to handle it. We asked her how long it’s been going on, and she informed us that it started at the beginning of the school year (we found out three months before the end of the school year).
We don’t have a clear developmental model for our kids, who often times are still toilet training into adulthood. Who sometimes aren’t able to speak, and even then it may be gibberish that comes out. The blending of seasons is frustrating– when you see your other children outpace your autistic child.
I have two kiddos on complete ends of the spectrum-- a daughter with Aspergers and ADHD...and
a son with classic Autism, Speech Language Apraxia, & Sensory Processing Disorder.
So, I'm definitely on this journey with you.
I’m passionate about helping other autism mamas simplify their lives, so they can experience more joy in motherhood.
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