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Dining out when your child has sensory processing or integration problems, autism

When dining out can lead to sensory overload – Tips from Occupational Therapists


When your child has a sensory processing or sensory integration issue, simple fun activities like going out to dinner can prove a difficult. New places, new smells, new people- it can all be too much for a child who integrates information from their environment in a different way. TMC for Children’s Occupational Therapists, Chau-Tam Sisterman and Joyce Stewart  provide these suggestions for families trying to…

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surgery when your child has autism or sensory processing

Surgery when your child has autism- 5 tips from a mom


The prospect of your child going into surgery is daunting for all of us, but what if your child struggles to integrate stimuli from the surrounding world? What if the simple and act of a new nurse coming in and putting a new notification bracelet on your child’s wrist without warning is enough to send your child under the table for…

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Kevin's Story – The Epilogue

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In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares his son’s dream and their hope for other families who include children with high functioning autism.  This is the fourth installment of a series of guest posts by Terry that share his son Kevin’s journey to college. Actually, this isn’t really an epilogue, rather a beginning. Kevin has made many inroads just by being at the University…

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Kevin's Story: Part II The Trauma, the Realization, and the Beginning of the Journey

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Parenting is both the most challenging and rewarding endeavor we take on. In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares how the diagnosis that his son had autism impacted Terry as a parent, and what those early  school years looked like. This is the second installment of a series of guest posts by Terry that share his son Kevin’s journey to college.…

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College was on his Radar Screen – Challenging Preconceptions about Autism

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Parenting is both the most challenging and rewarding endeavor we take on. In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares how his son, Kevin is challenging preconceptions about autism one college class at a time.  Part I.  The introduction. Kevin Matsunaga is just like any other fourth year college student.  He goes from class to class, sits in the front row…

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