Sensory Processing Disorder: Unless you live it, you probably won’t get it

This morning was the stuff of nightmares. It’s picture day at school, and both Elliott and Emmett are dressed up, looking quite spiffy. Both were excited about pictures and very much looking forward to going to school.

Then it became time for shoes and socks.

Emmett went into it with a fantastic can-do attitude, as did Lizze …



#Autism Parenting: Whatever doesn’t kill you….. 

Whatever doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger. If that’s true, I should be in really good shape after the morning I’ve had. 

My God… You would think that we were trying to cut his feet off, when all we were trying to do was help him get something on them that would allow him to go …



The heartbreaking reality of sensory processing disorder (video) 

I’ve been talking about sensory issues in regards to my kids for years. The story always seems to revolve around shoes, socks, and school, especially in Emmett’s case.

Almost every single morning, we spend upwards of an hour or more, trying to help Emmett tolerate his shoes and socks.

There are times that we succeed in overcoming …



Once again, Sensory Processing issues interfere with life

These sensory issues are absolutely killing me as a parent and I’m not even the one having to physically experience them. I can’t image what it’s like for Emmett. 

We tried and tried to help Emmett work through his sensitivity to anything on his feet but we were unable to make it happen this morning. 

It’s extremely …



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