Tag: Caregiver Burnout

Poor Gavin is devastated

Poor Gavin is having a rough morning. He’d been saving up for a $15.00 game on his tablet called Adventures in Mana. On Friday evening, I bought the game for him because he’s been such a big help around the house, I felt he deserved a surprise. He was super excited and has been loving …

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Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder in laymen’s terms

Sensory issues are probably, hands down that most frustrating part of being an Autism parent, at least for me. For those unfamiliar with what I’m referring to when I say sensory issues, let me explain. Sensory processing disorder is a condition that is very common is both kids and adults with Autism. What happens is …

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#Depression is bad but I can’t give up

I have a confessions to make. Since our trip to Florida at the beginning of October, my fitness and weight-loss efforts have been out of sync. Prior to our trip, I was doing pretty well. It wasn’t easy, and I still struggled sometimes, but I was moving in the right direction. While we were gone, …

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Gavin’s brain is getting worse

Gavin has been having serious mental and physical health problems for almost his entire life. As far as Elliott and Emmett are concerned, they’ve never known any different. To them, Gavin has always been like this and they never knew him before he began to change. Something that we have probably not done enough of, …

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Gavin did something truly awesome today

I wanted to share something really cool that Gavin did today. Actually, it’s a couple of cool things. I don’t want to short change him. ☺ This afternoon, Akron Children’s Hospital delivered Gavin’s IVIG infusion supplies. I physically received them and signed the paperwork. When I brought them into the house, I handed Gavin the …

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#Autism Parenting: Let this be a lesson in what not to do

I wanted to take a minute and talk about a mistake I made in regards to my kids with Autism, specifically Emmett. I’ve been working on this unboxing project and have had an unbelievable response from really big companies. A huge box arrived today from the awesome people behind Hexbugs.. Here’s where I made my …

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