Insight into our everyday struggles…..

I know that not everyone agrees with these videos. However, it’s SO IMPORTANT that people understand what families like mine are dealing with. Autism is a SPECTRUM disorder. That means that not everyone is the same. Many of us struggle every second or every minute of every hour of every day just to survive and do it all again the next day. This side of Autism is so rarely discussed and it NEEDS to be because my family and the families like mine need help and understanding.

This video only shows the bathroom door but you hear Gavin’s reaction to something as “simple” personal hygiene. I know “simple” is relative and for kids like Gavin it’s a VERY big deal. Most people probably wouldn’t think this was a big deal and they would be sadly mistaken.  PLEASE DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME CRITICIZING ME FOR VACCINATING MY KIDS. I DO IT FOR THEIR SAFETY AS WELL AS YOUR OWN.

This is EXACTLY why I’m worried about how this appointment today is going to go. All that was happening here is Gavin having his toe nails trimmed, that’s it. In fact he only needed some trimmed and not all. Most of the time in the video Lizze wasn’t even touching him.  It’s all sensory related and I understand that. I just want to show how things most people would never think about are nearly impossible for us. Just imagine how challenging Gavin receiving multiple shots is going to be….

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiacZcPaRhM[/youtube]

1 comment

  1. I know you've probably tried a lot of things, but thought I'd throw out some suggestions just in case… Is there any way he might be old enough to trim his own at this point, or could you try filing them/having him file them instead? If not, some people find these types of sensory overload things easier if they do some deep pressure/sensory exercises just before hand.

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