autism

Snail’s pace

By |April 24th, 2019|Family|1 Comment

Grieving while being the mother and caregiver to someone with autism is hard as hell. Dusty watches me 24/7.

He sees me crying, mad, frustrated, etc I can’t escape. All the while trying to repair hurricane florence damage.

I have been going to my local massage envy every few weeks for a deep tissue […]

Is it for you?

By |April 22nd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Is this how it is for you? Autism can be like a box of crayons, each one varying so differently but they have similarities. But isn’t that one beautiful box of crayons? Each one having it’s own characteristics. Each one shining in it’s own way in many different angles. But this is just the […]

Originally posted 2018-07-17 12:35:51.

Wanted Dead or Alive Dusty Style

By |April 2nd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

This boy loves this song. He watches my step father play guitar as well as music videos and as you can see tries to mimic them.

Originally posted 2017-10-18 09:36:12.

Timely Benefits

By |April 2nd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

I haven’t worn a watch in years so when I saw Flex Watches collection and learned they donate 10% of each purchase to various causes I was hooked!

So my first watch was something near and dear to my heart […]

Learning Disabilities ~ Adhd vs Autism

By |March 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/the-difference-between-adhd-and-autism?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg

Originally posted 2017-09-29 14:40:58.

Say what?!

By |March 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Would you believe I just got this bill out of no where?
This stems from my son’s oral maxillofacial surgery in 2013.
All costs were supposed to be covered by insurance and grants from the state.
First and last time I received anything regarding a bill was a year after the surgery. Then, today.
I am not really […]

You ask a child on the autism spectrum to…

By |March 14th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

When You Ask a Child on the Autism Spectrum to Stop What He or She Is Doing


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Originally posted 2017-09-14 15:22:54.

Conversations Part 1

By |March 14th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

This was a “conversation” between my son and I this morning.
This is just one example of how autism is in our home.
Dusty – “It’s almost the 15th.”
Me – “What’s the 15th?”
Dusty – “therapy appointment at 11:30”
Me – “oh”
Dusty – “if I go to bed early and eat burritos for dinner…”
Me – “Dusty go eat […]

Recognizing signs of child’s anxiety

By |March 8th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

My son has anxiety. It is far more than just a bit of worry that can be soothed away with some reassuring words of encouragement. It plays a big part in his life, and it is important we take it seriously.

His worries seemed to grow as he was growing up. But at the time we […]

Originally posted 2017-08-19 14:39:16.

My heart is breaking

By |March 6th, 2019|Family|2 Comments

This will be the hardest thing I have ever done. I have to somehow suppress the expression on my face because Dusty is watching me like a hawk.

He knows something is up.

This hurts so much.

I don’t know how to let go of my mother. I don’t know how to live my life without her. […]

Originally posted 2018-06-15 14:38:27.

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