Archive for the ‘Sensory Integration Disorder’ Category

First Week of Camp Report

Joshua ended up having a fever and a chest cold for Tuesday and Wednesday of his first week at Summer Camp.  I was so bummed as I really want him to get the most out of this experience.  His first day back, he had a new Playtime Player, Jan, who was quite experienced and even […]

Family Pictures

We got a Living Social deal a few months ago, with the Picture People to get family pictures done, a $108 package for $18.  Sunday, we finally went to have pictures done.  It was quite the experience as we hadn’t done family pictures with Joshua before, sad but true, it’s been that long.  The last […]

CPS: Friend or Foe?

I got a note from CPS a week ago, Tuesday.  It involved the incident when Joshua escaped out of the gate with the faulty latch and ended up down the street a few weeks ago.  I got a call from a Public Health nurse who  discussed the concerns in the report, and will complete an […]

DAN Doctor for Joshua

I have been reading a book by a nutritionist and dietitian named Judy Converse, called Special Needs Kids Eat Right:  Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive http://www.nutritioncare.net/pages.php?id=10.  I had checked it out of the library and although I hadn’t finished reading it before having to return it, I was […]

Toy Story 3 and “Trust”

The kids and I took Bryan to see Toy Story 3 in 3- D, for Father’s Day, thanks, in part, to his parents as they had given us gift cards for the movies.  Taking a family of 6 to the movies now a days costs a pretty penny!  It was the first time either Michael […]

The “Autism Stigma”

Joshua enjoying the Pinewood Derby with our Parish Scout and American Heritage Girl Troop I’ve encountered countless people on our journey into Autism Spectrum Disorder who either have a child on the spectrum, or know of a child on the spectrum.  It is journey mixed with hope and heart ache.  I am amazed and saddened […]

Haircuts with an Autistic boy

I took the kids to Fred Meyer on Friday as it was Sarah’s birthday and our zoo plans got rained out.  She and Rachel had gift cards and birthday money that was burning a hole in their pocket that they had been eager to spend.  It was a neat experience as I honestly didn’t mind […]

Owie, Owie!

Joshua went to his first Vision Therapy appointment today with his vision therapist, Samantha (Sam).  He will be going weekly.  Our insurance will pay for a lifetime maximum of 32 visits.  Since we don’t have the resources to pay $100 a session, we will be making the most of the time we have.  Sam showed […]

I wish I knew…

The Nose is Flowing I wish I knew a lot more than I do, but the trouble with that is more would be expected from me!  LOL!   You have to have a sense of humor around my house.  It keeps you sane(r).   Anyway, the reason I bring this up is the kids are either suffering […]

Josh is no fan of fans

Sunday we went to Aunt Anne’s for a baby shower we were hosting for our niece.  The kids got to join us in order to play with their cousins.  What a great time they all had.  Joshua kept himself to one room however, the play room.  He did get taken out to the kitchen to […]