You’ve heard of… sense and sensibility well put an autistic spin on that and wella, SENSORY SENSABILITIES! So much of an autistic persons day can revolve around this ISSUE. You and I have all of “our gages” working ( hope so, anyway.) What I mean by that is we can perceive things as they are. Like hot and cold and pain. YES I did say PAIN! I know all about high thresholds for pain. Wyatt has one a mile high! However, I did not know that some autistic people actually burn themselves bathing due to this anomaly!
WOW! Talk about “learn something new everyday!” Sensory Integration Specialist Boyd Bradshaw spoke about this at the most recent ” L. H. Center FREE TRAININGS.” Which I am happy to tell you “locals” that the next seminar will be… Thurs.Mar. 18th 6:00-8:00 P.M. www.leroyhaynes.org This time Mr. Bradshaw will be joined by his wife Lisa! Please DON’T MISS IT!! I have seen both of their presentations and they are RIGHT ON TARGET! The information you will receive in 2 hours will AMUSE, ENLIGHTEN and INFORM!!
A mother of another Leroy’s student has ALREADY had success with a quick fix to a big problem! Jackie E. mother to Chad a beautiful non-verbal 12 yr. old, has had a problem some nights sleeping through the night in his own bed! Mr. Bradshaw suggests several solutions to different behaviors…which WE ALL KNOW is how it works! YOU MUST have several strategies. Our kids can be more flexible than most would believe. In that, some days or instances 1 strategy will work and other times not. I know Wyatt will rotate and “switch-out” his behaviors so, varying solutions to shifting behaviors. Always adding to “OUR BAGS OF TRICKS“!!
So the other night Jackie was given the solution of WHITE NOISE!!! Chad would wake up and head toward his parents bed or just not doze off at all. She has tried alot of things before with no luck. This week at “A-LEAGUE ” practice she happily reported leaving the T.V. or radio on was the “White Noise” he needed to fall out. Simple fix REALLY. These are the great practical techniques that work! Share the KNOWLEDGE and make it COMMON!
I see AUTISM as a “Bully“… A Bully that needs to have its power stripped! The first thing you must do is EXPOSE this MENACE! Autism has been very intimidating throughout its history. IF WE DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. How can WE FIGHT IT? The “Bully” has been reveling in that status! Lucky for us there are people like Boyd & Lisa Bradshaw. People that have made it their lives work…to expose this PUNK, called AUTISM! So I urge ALL that are available…to join us in our “battle THE BULLY” WORKSHOP at Leroy Haynes’ next FREE TRAINING!