I’m Tired. The words I say to myself over and over during the course of a day. It is not just physically exhausted, but more, mental fatigue. If you ever tried writing down ALL the things you do in a day, including the list you make of the things you NEED to still get done, you would pat yourself on the back.
It’s a very good book to help you understand how life is with a disabled sibling.
VCU-ACE is excited to announce the launch of our new early childhood website! The early childhood website provides a wealth of new learning opportunities for families including several new videos series. Check them out at: www.vcuautismcenter.org/earlychildhood!
I never really gave much thought to how long Autism would “stay around” when Marky was first diagnosed. It was something I think deep down, I hoped, would just go away. We threw ourselves into a higher gear, found all the services we could and did what we had to do.
Lunch and Learn: How to Recognize and Overcome Anxiety (Re-Broadcast)
Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Summer is here and I am finding joy in having said NO to Summer School. After 15 months sitting alongside Marky, in front of a computer, for all of his classes – we both NEEDED this break. There was nothing that 4 weeks of Summer School could offer that he would benefit from. The lack of a schedule and ability to have no school schedule is exactly what we both needed. I know we are not alone in what we had to do, or what we chose to do, BUT, I also know that our lives were significantly impacted and it will take some time to get back to our new normal.
We want to kick-off this week by reminding you to register for this week’s Lunch and Learn “Fun in the Sun: Ways to Incorporate Sensory and Movement in Outdoor Environments”.
Sensory processing is an important component to improving the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.This session will discuss how sensory processing impacts individuals with ASD in their day to day lives and address strategies that can assist in providing ways to reduce stress, regulate mood, increase and improve engagement in everyday activities. Presenters will share ideas to increase engagement in summer activities to address various sensory processing needs to have fun in the sun!