When a Cashier Went Out of His Way to Help My Child’s Sensory Overload

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To the cashier named Aviv at Tesco Woolwich,

My family and I were having a busy shopping trip. My son who’s autistic was having a difficult time because your store didn’t have the right snacks he wanted. The wrapping was different and he finds change hard.

We had reached the checkout, which you happened to be at, and he experienced a shutdown that was triggered by sensory overload. All the sounds — the freezers buzzing away nearby ...

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Today I threw a carrot cake.

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Luckily it was in its box so it was ok.

Early this morning my eldest son went to ask for an Autism assessment, the GP declined which means I have to go down there with him and attempt to explain to the doctor what my son obviously was not able to communicate.

My daughter had terrible anxiety and vomited a lot as she started her induction week at college today and I asked the local family support toy library for permission to ...

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More Than Just a Sandwich

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It’s never just a sandwich.

As an adult on the spectrum and a mother of children with autism, I am often asked about meltdowns and how they feel. I can tell you how it feels to have a meltdown from my perspective and how to help your child.

When you have a meltdown, it’s as if the world is ending. Everything is too much and you feel like an overwhelming darkness has engulfed your very being. Irrepressible anger that may seem completely ...

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This is what Sensory Overload feels like.

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As an adult on the spectrum, I am often asked what a sensory overload feels like. I can tell you from my perspective what it feels like, as well as how I think you can help your child.

Here’s an example of an overload for me: I have a nice day planned, something I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. Let’s say an open-air concert. The weather may be fine, and the company pleasant, but a dull pain starts behind my eyes.

It’s ...

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4 Tips for When Children With Autism ‘Shut Down’

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Source: http://themighty.com/2015/06/4-tips-for-when-children-with-autism-shut-down/#ixzz3gOL6CQrT

You’re out shopping with your child. It’s busy, so lots of people are walking past with shopping carts and baskets. They’re all wearing different varieties of clothing, textures and contrasting colors. Some of them have on deodorant or perfume. Some don’t, but should.

There’s bright packaging and tins on the shelves, different smells of bakery bread and doughnuts. People are discussing what to have for dinner, a baby screams and someone laughs loudly. Tinny music plays, machines beep and the ...

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