Anxiety, Autism, Sensory

Taking control of the crisis

The new pediatrician was of no help whatsoever. They called around and spoke to the psychiatrists that they had recommended and called me back with the updates: 1) “They don’t see patients under the age of 6” and 2) “send the patient to Kennedy Krieger” (Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger… Continue reading Taking control of the crisis

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Anxiety, Autism, Sensory

Crisis

  Being a caregiver to a child with autism means being prepared for worse possible scenarios. Just when you think you’ve secured the house of all dangers your child could get into; your child is able to unlock the locks on the front door and let themselves right outside. I’ve learned you need to be… Continue reading Crisis

Autism, caregivers, creativity, Self -care

5 Ways FOR YOU to Get Creative When You’re the Caregiver

Being a caregiver of an autistic child means spending long periods of time inside your home. Although most of that time will be spent providing care, it’s important to squeeze in a few moments for yourself to unwind. Luckily there are many ways to get the creative juices flowing.   Adult coloring books. Coloring is… Continue reading 5 Ways FOR YOU to Get Creative When You’re the Caregiver