Categories Autism Family Life

Overstimulated

I’ve written before about how overstimulating certain scenarios and situations can be for Sawyer. Sporting events, especially, can be triggering for him because of all the sights, sounds, and smells he experiences when we’re at a game; basketball games are especially hard for him because of the echo in a gymnasium. This weekend, we went…

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How Far We’ve Come

Today I took Sawyer to a birthday party for one of his best friends. He had an amazing time, and I was so proud of him, but that entry will come later. 😉 On our way to the party, I saw a billboard on the interstate for a website called ScreenforAutism.org. A quick search when…

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Mourning A Life

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written; I’m sorry. After losing my job, I took some time to find a new job (thank God!!)  and take advantage of my “extended vacation” to spend time with the kids and my family. My nephew’s baseball team has been kicking ass this year, and we’ve been spending…

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Affection and Emotion

I lost my job yesterday. As you can imagine, I knew it would be hard for Sawyer to understand. In his mind, my bosses and coworkers were part of our family, and I knew he wouldn’t understand what was happening. Sure enough, when he got home from school and I told him I wasn’t going…