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Your Child is Autistic Because…

Without fail, multiple times a month, someone will claim Everett’s autism is caused by something outlandish. Usually, it’s the age old, well debunked, vaccine argument. Some of the things I’ve been “informed” of, pique my interest enough for a Google search, and some are just so out there that it leaves me scratching my head. …

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Living Life On The Spectrum, Homeschool Edition

Today we have a special guest post from a local Birmingham mother, Marjorie. I met Marjorie shortly before the pandemic hit and really enjoyed getting to know her. We both have 2 kiddos, the bigs are both on the spectrum and in kindergarten, while our littles are only a month apart in age. It’s nice …

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Easter Painting Projects

Today we brought out more fun painting projects! I wanted to have today’s painting projects be a little less messy than our rock painting day, so I found some easy to make and clean up painting projects. I think now that we are schooling at home, I really need to invest in a drop cloth! …

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Budget Friendly Sensory Gifts

Budget Friendly Sensory Gifts Looking for an awesome stocking stuffer for your favorite sensory seeking kiddo? Look no further! I’ve been trying out some of the coolest products with Everett this season, and I’d love to share my favorites with you. Too late to get a stocking stuffer this year? These also make great anytime …

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“It’s Your Fault That Your Child Is Autistic”

It’s Your Fault That Your Child Is Autistic Recently, I experienced my first real taste of anti-vax cyber bullying. She essentially accused me of causing Everett’s autism. And she didn’t stop there. So tonight, I’d like to address her vitriol with a few rebuttals. Unfortunately, I wasn’t truly able to respond the way I wanted …

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In”Visible”

Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month and I wanted to end with a bang. I want to talk about invisible disabilities. Autism is just a small slice in the invisible disability world, studies show that 96 percent of people who live with an illness live with an invisible one, and 73 percent …

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Benefits of Therapy

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated everyone on Everett’s progress the last year, so let’s talk about how far he’s come! What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids …

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Buy All The Things!

We get a lot of questions about where we buy our rad outfits, especially for our advocacy items, so I figured today was a perfect day to showcase some of our favorites! As an added bonus, some of the shops will be having sales today and/or donating to Autism positive organizations throughout the month. Rockin …

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Home Therapy

Everett gets 1 hour of therapy with a trained therapist per week. We rotate biweekly between occupational therapy and feeding therapy/yoga. What does that mean? The other 167 hours in the week are ALL ME. Granted, he sleeps for part of that, so lets say approx 100 hrs a week, I’m focusing on what I …

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Therapy: What, Why, & How.

Therapy. Aside from the questions I get about SPD, the other set of questions I get asked the most about are Everett’s therapy. Most people don’t realize that there is therapy for kids like Everett, so they always ask what exactly it entails and if it will “fix him.” First and foremost, let’s talk about …

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