Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

Category Archives: Anxiety

To Medicate Or Not – The Monkey

To medicate or not to medicate: that is the question. But who has the right answer? For us, the decision to medicate did not come lightly. We had been thinking about the possibility for almost a year before deciding to take the plunge. The mood swings, the anxiety, the self-injurious behaviours, which were becoming more …

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To Medicate or Not

Deciding to medicate your child with ASD is not an easy decision to make. For us, MJ has been on medication since she was two weeks of age, but it has been for reflux related symptoms. Over the last 5 years we’ve had several different GI-related meds for her and have tried multiple times to …

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Baking Can Soothe The Soul

As we face our third or maybe fourth snow storm in about 10 days, and second ‘blizzard’ warning anxiety was in high gear in our house. MJ doesn’t like storms of any kind, especially not after Hurricane Arthur crashed her birthday party last summer. Her anxiety takes over and she worries about everything from power …

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Eye-Contact May Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be

One of the things we work on with our children is eye contact. Lack of eye contact when speaking to someone is one of the most marked signs of an autism spectrum disorder. In our house, it’s not something we have to work on nearly as much as other families, MJ has pretty decent eye …

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The Child Behind the Mask

We have been in the full swing of school for the last 2 months and I am beyond frustrated with the entire thing. I am frustrated that most of the things we have asked for are not being done and that they are not truly seeing him. The Monkey has this ability to blend with …

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No Longer Hiding

As you have been following along with the page and blog most of you are aware that Rebecca and I have been busy getting the troops together. Pushing for better services for those on the spectrum in our community as a united front.┬áPetitions are in place, people are signing, news/radio interviews have been had, brochures/flyers …

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