His Food Issues go with my Cooking Issues

His Food Issues go with my Cooking Issues


I once read that the areas affected by autism can be thought of as settings on an equalizer. My son has his sensory setting on high for sure! The neurologist also commented on this when she diagnosed him with Asperger’s. I also think he has Synesthesia. Synesthesia is a word I recently learned that describes […]

Positive Thoughts/Prayers for recovery from sensory overload needed.


Sorry, this may not be the best written post but wanted to update everyone and get some positive thoughts coming our way.  I know others struggle with much worse but for my son this is a really big set back.   He was not ready to go back to school yesterday after what happened on […]

The Perfect Sensory Storm

The Perfect Sensory Storm


Friday was the last day of the grading period so I am not sure if any work was going to get done.  I had spoken to another parent Thursday night and she had told me Friday was spirit day and she was at the store buying her high schooler stuff for the day. I was […]

Asperger’s and Emotions

Asperger’s and Emotions


Listed in the criteria for Asperger’s in the DSM-IV is “lack of social or emotional reciprocity”.  Although I usually see it written as lack of empathy.  This criterion was the one that I struggled with the most in regards to my son.  I just didn’t see it.  If anything I have seen an oversensitivity to […]

It’s a toga!


My son has lots of issues related to clothing. I used to take him to the store to buy clothes but I gave up on that a few years ago.  He becomes very stressed at the store and no clothes get picked out.  Instead of it getting better over time it got worse as clothes […]

The quest for PopTarts

The quest for PopTarts


My son is an extremely picky eater and gets fixated on different foods.  Not sure how much of this is sensory and how much of it is related to rigid thinking or routines.  Doesn’t matter, I just know I have to jump through hoops sometimes in order for him to eat something.  Currently he is […]