Anxiety · Autism · Sensory Processing Disorder

Helping My Son Enjoy The Summer

I watched my son tense as the water splashed him in the face. The sounds of so many children – laughing, splashing, having fun. The look on my son’s face – crying, stressed, uncomfortable, frustrated. I went over to the side of the pool and asked him if I could help him out. He looked… Continue reading Helping My Son Enjoy The Summer

Anxiety · Autism · Redemption

Naming My Blog – Not The Former Things

As I walked out of the office, I could still hear her voice. “Your son is most certainly on the autism spectrum. He needs help immediately.” The developmental pediatrician’s words swirled around in my head, over and over. It all made sense. For the first time in my son’s young life, it all added up.… Continue reading Naming My Blog – Not The Former Things

Anxiety · Autism

Autism and Anxiety: Making The Decision To Medicate

“It’s probably time to think about a prescription for something to help ease his anxiety,” the doctor said carefully. She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “If he is being buried in overwhelming anxiety attacks, he won’t be able to learn what he needs to learn to help his body function.” Part of… Continue reading Autism and Anxiety: Making The Decision To Medicate