Alleviate Your Sensory Challenges with This Tool!

Homeschooling is great for alleviating sensory challenges

We homeschool in part for Cub to have a positive sensory environment so he can focus on learning and not on the sensory challenges he’d have in a traditional classroom. We also make an effort to participate in learning opportunities in our community when we can.  By controlling our sensory diet we can work on his coping skills when we are out and about, facing sensory challenges.

Cub’s Autism shows itself strongly with his sensory sensitivities, things like loud noises and busy crowded spaces can be overwhelming and make him easily agitated and anxious. We have learned many ways we can help him control his sensory input from working with an Occupational Therapist.  Through trial and error, we found the ones that work the best for Cub.

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The Special Needs bundle you CANNOT afford to miss!

Guess what is the number 1 seller this year at BYB2018?

UPDATE! The bundle is coming back for a super short flash sale! Go sign up for a notification for when it starts!

Technically, it’s the mystery bundle. That tells me you are curious folks!  However, of the bundles into which people can look  BEFORE they buy, guess which of THOSE bundles are number 1?… the Special Needs Bundle!

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24 inspiring ideas for easy Valentine’s sensory play

Valentine’s sensory play

If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s sensory play to add to your sensory routine, I’ve got a round-up here of several great choices and one of my own.  From goop and guck to water, play time, crafts, activities, and things for the littlest littles, I’ve got 24 options sorted out for you here!

 

Valentine heart bags for Valentine’s Sensory Play

My Valentine heart bags are an easy and clean (halleluiah!) way to get some sensory play in.  Swishing around the hearts inside shaving cream provides both tactile and visual stimulation!  If you have anything coming up where you need to keep a little someone occupied, this may be a good item to make just ahead of time to bring with you!

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4 Important Reasons Your Child Should Know They’re Autistic

Have you ever wondered when to tell your child about their autism?

Sometimes parents have a choice about when to tell the kids about their disability or disorder.  Other times, it’s really obvious.  If they’re in a wheelchair that’s not something you can hide; or anything else like that for that matter.  But when it comes to some neurological disorders, that’s really easy to hide.  It’s not just autism obviously, but ADHD, OCD, you name it.

My experience not knowing…

I grew up without any official diagnosis of anything. I was always just a quirky kid.  Some people love me for it, others were frustrated by it.  I’m betting it depended more on the moment than the person. I always struggled with friendships and life in general and it was devastating at times.

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10 signs you’re an Autism mama…

10 Signs you’re an Autism Mama

Just something quick and fun.  Please share your signs and photos with me too!

10 signs you're an autism mama- how many of these can you relate to?! Leave any I missed in the comments below and share with a friend!

1) Legos are everywhere!

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