April is Autism Awareness Month, so in the spirit of educating ignorance I thought I would share our family’s story. I spent several hours constructing a very long, detailed, resourceful entry only to have it completely disappear when I hit the “Publish Post” key. It’s not in my draft file; it hasn’t been published; it is simply gone. Aaaaaarrrrrggg. I don’t have the energy to recreate this post and somewhat believe that perhaps it was deleted for a reason. Perhaps it’s not time to share our story. However, I thought I’d at least share some excellent resources that have been helpful in unraveling the mystery of the puzzle.
- The Out-of-Sync-Child (I highly recommend the book and the activity book. In fact, I recommend the activity book for any parent with small children. It is a wonderful resource!)
- Supplements and special diets for Autism (Out of everything we have done to help our kiddo, the most remarkable changes have come from daily supplementation of B6, Magnesium, and liquid fish oil.)
- Floortime (By far, one of the most important and practical interventions parents can do to help engage their child.)
- Any book by Stanley Greenspan is helpful, but I especially recommend this one.
If you are someone who is questioning whether or not your child is developmentally delayed, autistic, PDD, Asperger’s, etc. and you need support, feel free to email me with questions. I am a certified elementary school counselor who has experience working with autistic children, but more importantly I am a mommy who has been there.