This is Gabriel Making Sense of School


This book review written by Caitlin Wray, originally appeared at her blog, Welcome to Normal, and is being reprinted with permission. Caitlin is a mother and blogger who advocates passionately for a culture of neurodiversity, on behalf of her magical little boy who has Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder, and gifted labels. She describes her mission as changing the […]

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms


We were introduced to Sensitive Sam by Marla Roth-Fisch and discovered how difficult it is for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to make it through his day. We learned that a sensory-sensitive child is affronted by an array of input that can put his senses on overload. Children with learning disabilities, autism, and […]

How to Plan for the Future for Your Child With Special Needs

by Shannon Des Roches Rosa on Mamapedia A lot of us like to put our hands over our ears and shout LA LA LA LA LA when asked to think about formulating a life care plan, because that means we’re envisioning our children with special needs having a future without us at their side. But […]

Talksmith: A Person Who Makes Conversation


[fbshare]Recently Geoff Brown, the President of Talksmith, left a comment on my post titled Asperger’s on the Job. I was intrigued with his comment and decided to learn more about Talksmith. As an English suffix, -smith suggests a meaning of a specialized craftsman,  for example, blacksmith, coppersmith, goldsmith, and locksmith. (Wikipedia) A company geared towards creating […]

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder


[fbshare] Image via Wikipedia See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. The visual of this simple proverb makes me think of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The “evil” in this case is bright or flickering lights, noise that is too loud, or perhaps food that is too spicy or has an unappealing texture. When […]

SPD Expert, Chynna Laird, Reports…Raising Awareness During Sensory Awareness Month What Can You Do?

by Chynna Laird October is Sensory Awareness Month. There is a little more ‘buzz’ this year as the SPD Foundation is also celebrating its 30th year helping children and families living with SPD around the world. How amazing is that? With this month-long celebration of advocating, educating and raising awareness (and donations) for SPD, many […]

Sensory Classroom Tips & Communication with Teachers

by Haley Moss Hi everybody! Hope the beginning of school has been good to you and your children are adjusting well. As always, if you have ANY questions I can maybe answer, please feel free to write me! This month we are talking about teachers and autism as well as sensory challenges at school. Did […]

A Door to Providing Support to Special Needs Families Around the World

BlogSusan Stephens

[fbshare]Back in August, Vicki Hill wrote a guest blog where she revealed how her son with Asperger’s Syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, Tourette Syndrome and epilepsy led her on an unplanned journey. Her story inspired me to start a new series called “When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens,” where people reveal how their paths have changed […]

ADHD: Is This Over Diagnosed?

ADHD Could Be Misdiagnosed In Nearly 1 Million US Kids Say Researchers There is a plethora of information on the web about ADD/ADHD.  Books are being sold by the millions, psychologists are raking it in and pharmaceutical companies just keep putting more and more medications on the market padding the industry pockets.  Controversy over whether […]

Asperger’s on the Job

Aspergers on Job_fullcvr.indd

People with Asperger’s (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA) are all around us, whether you are aware of this or not. She may be the person who appears to lack a sense of humor, is overly anxious, or seems emotionally detached. Or he may be the person who only talks about cars, appears to be […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...