Autism and Sensory Needs

I don’t know what’s more exhausting, Autism or the subsequent sensory needs.  Emmett John no longer says most of the words ghetto learned a few months back. He ‘s back to noises.  So communication is back to sign language ect.  The biggest issue with raising Emmett John is his extreme sensory needs.  He needs constant sensory stimulation.  He is always jumping off of things regardless of the height. He has no fear and only one setting,  ON. 

We are literally constantly chasing after him to ensure his safety.  It ‘s physically draining and emotionally exhausting.  What are some of the difficulties facing you? Do your Artistic or other special needs child has major sensory issue how do you cope ?

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Truly Sieli

My daughter has sensory issues and has since diagnosed at the age of 2 (now 9). I remember brushing her with a special brush when she was younger and am considering that again. OT for Sensory is necessary however we cannot find a therapist who not only takes her insurance however can work with our busy work schedules.

I understand your safety concerns because we have those as well. There was a 4 month period several years ago when our daughter was 5, she would get out the house and swim across our canal to the other side, butt naked ending up on the golf course "with golfers". It seemed like seconds that I took my eyes off of her, maybe going to the bathroom or checking on another one of our children. I don't know how you do it.

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