"I was already on a spiritual journey, but engaging this process with my son and ASD has me on another level!" - Monica, mom of an 8 year old boy with autism.
Your unsupportive mental chatter is probably adding to your anxiety and stress and reducing your chances of succeeding.
I am very excited to share with you my recent experience with a 12 year old autistic boy whose name is Kyle.
I remember the first time a doctor told me I had to help Jaedon learn some skill (like looking in my eyes) that he was not doing and that typical kids did effortlessly.
Today, my day started with the most powerful connection with a very special autistic boy. No amount of words can describe the feeling of joy and love that I had the pleasure to experience.
Now, you might as well enjoy him. Not everyone gets to have a Jaedon to enjoy, and to grow from. So many people are bored, just raising ordinary children.
I’m an occupational therapist trained in the sensory processing approach and its applications with children on the spectrum.
I was training a new person to help with Jaedon’s home program, and went into Jay’s play area about half hour before her scheduled arrival to listen to the best teacher of all.
Some years ago, I had the pleasure of observing a HANDLE (Holistic Approach to Neuro-Development & Learning Efficiency) evaluation done by a HANDLE practitioner...
I remember seeing the Broadway play In The Heights as part of our Valentine’s Day celebrations one year.
I have had the pleasure of working with many beautiful autistic children who have behaviors ranging from biting themselves or others, intensely banging their heads, staring into space...
A few years ago, Jaedon had a fascination with spit. He collected it in his mouth, filling up his cheeks until he had a natural fish face.