Archive for the ‘Sensory Integration Disorder’ Category

Birthday Party Planning is not such an easy task

Joshua’s birthday is at the end of the month and he is turning 11 years old. He has expressed the desire to have his party at Jump For Joy, a bouncy house establishment. Last summer, I bit the bullet and we went to the gymnastics center in town, but due to the cost and time […]

Family Milestone! We finally got a dog!

I have been wanting to get a dog for the kids for such a long time.  When the kids were little, we simply had the desire but not the finances to take on a dog.  Finding a dog that would be trained for a child with autism was proving to be not only a costly […]

Social Thinking

I went to an incredible conference on Friday for work, but also so relevant as a mother to my children, Joshua with his autism, but also Michael with his Sensory Processing Disorder and Rachel with her ADD tendencies, as well as Sarah with her anxiety.  The topic was Social Thinking and the speaker was Beckham Linton, […]

Thankful for Joshua’s Progress

Joshua had his annual IEP update back on October 9th and his parent/teacher conference on Tuesday and has already met most of the new goals set out for him at the IEP.  I had such a feeling of gratitude looking around the table at all the people invested in helping Joshua progress in his treatment.  […]

Getting Services Set Up in Coeur d’Alene

We have now been in Coeur d’Alene for almost 2 months and certainly feel blessed for the opportunity to live in such a beautiful city.  The population is 6 more than the stated on the sign that reads:  44,137 and the metro region is 131,507.  I can seriously handle these numbers just fine.  Compare that […]

Our Move to Northern Idaho

We found a rental house in Northern Idaho, the Panhandle and moved here on July 2nd.  The move actually went pretty smooth, despite sucking up all of our savings, with much of the credit going to our friends, who volunteered to help with the packing, and our parents, who stepped in when we were in […]

Raising an autistic child should be exciting enough…

We have had a lot of excitement these past few months.  I am sorry that it has been 4 months since I posted last!  We had found out in January, after paying our rent, that our landlord didn’t actually own the house we have been renting.  We had a representative from a Cash for Relocation […]

Learning Curve

Joshua has begun a new phase to his development.  He’s learning about time outs. We received a note from his teacher regarding earning a timeout at school for invading another autistic child’s space during circle time.  This particular child doesn’t like being touched and Joshua, who likes to “make a big splash”, and has been […]


Wow!  I haven’t written in quite some time.  So much has happened in December and now we are in  a new year!  Bryan, my DH, got a job in Spokane doing computer work he has been doing with his own business for the last 3 years.  He’s so excited to have the opportunity to grow […]

Recent happenings: IEP, iLs, the dental visit, diet and the dog

So much has been happening since the last post in September.  Joshua’s school team and I met for an IEP on November 2nd and I was grateful to be able to update this new treatment team for him as to how his treatment is going outside of school.  We met for 2.5 hours, most of […]