Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

Category Archives: Sensory

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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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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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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The Smell Of Freshly Sharpened Pencils And Brownies

Summer seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye. The evenings have been unseasonably cool and even many of the leaves on the trees have started to change. Autumn is my favorite season, but this year as it makes its approach I am more anxious then ever. This year my Monkey starts …

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Bounce, bounce from morning till night!

The last few weeks, although they have been met with a few extra meltdowns thanks to a new support worker starting, have been all around really good. The Monkey has been in slightly better spirits for the better part of most of his days and that is always nice to see. I think that this …

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