Wearing NEW Clothes?! (Autism and Rigidity)

Elizabeth's most challenging area of behavioral rigidity (difficulty/inability to change or adapt) has always been choosing and wearing clothes. Using specific cups, bowls, and silverware are a close second but CLOTHES are definitely #1. At the age of two, she could not comfortably wear clothing at all. It was a battle every single day. The [...]

The Sting of Autism “Paper Cuts” | Responding to Kate (Finding Cooper’s Voice)

Kate, of Finding Cooper's Voice, was recently doing an interview with a parent who has a kid on the spectrum. They were talking about all sorts of things, from the other parent's story to how their story compares to Kate's. It was a pretty typical conversation but then something was mentioned that really stood out [...]

What are High and Low Functioning Autism? (Parenting Kiddos with Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)

Okay, sorry. That title may be a bit misleading. I don’t know what it’s like for other people who are parenting kids on the spectrum, only what autism looks like here with my two. Let me start over, I have five kids. My first, Maggie, has some anxiety and overthinks in a major way but [...]