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The Person No One Wants to Sleep Near

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My family loves traveling. For the most part they are near perfection with long car rides, impromptu hikes, sleeping on the floor and trying new foods. As our summer comes to a close, I reflect back on one common thread to our trips….no one wants to sleep near Wyatt. Including his mother.   Dolan and I took Wyatt on a trip of his choice (as we do with each child annually). He chose Florida, with a little nudge from me;) . The time change really threw me off. Most of the vacation I didn’t go to sleep until 2:00AM. One...

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Does weighted pressure provide relief from anxiety?

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Anxiety to new situations is a normal part of a child’s development. However, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have a particularly difficult time processing changes in their routine and environment. An autistic child may show their anxiety through stimming, meltdowns, withdrawal from social situations, self-injury or inattentiveness.  It is important to be prepared for situations that may be a trigger for your child. Children with ASD are often hypersensitive and unable to filter background sensory information in the form of specific noises, bright lights, and textures. Many parents of ASD children have endorsed calming tools such as weighted...

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