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On Oral Sensitivities

Are you crunchy food or soft food orientated? Sensory challenges are common for children (and adults) on the spectrum. Oral sensitivities can be especially challenging when it comes to nutrition necessary for healthy development.

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A Girls Best Friend

A Little Story about One Small Dog and her Young Autistic human. “Ruby Red is my dog. She is a good dog. I don't know if she knows, but she helps me be brave and strong, when I feel scardy cat. She went to kindy with me, and school and to the shops and parade… Continue reading A Girls Best Friend

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7 year old Autistic girl describes what ‘overwhelmed’ feels like.

  “First … My brain stops. There is nothing. I cannot see. I cannot hear. I am not there. I don’t feel anything.Next … My heart is pounding, booming so fast. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? My fingers tingle, feeling strange. Goosebumps all over; they prickle me. Feel so cold; can’t get… Continue reading 7 year old Autistic girl describes what ‘overwhelmed’ feels like.

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When ‘noticing’ results in Anxiety

On reflection, it makes perfect sense that a child born with significant sensory differences in all senses, would 'assume' all people share these same differences. That this incorrect belief may hold an important key to assisting her in managing her social anxiety, is an interesting one.