Autistic Brain Owner’s Manual 4: Growth Spurts are Good Things

“Well, of course growth spurts are good things,” you might say, if you don’t know what they look or feel…

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Autistic Brain Owner’s Manual Lesson 3: The Early Nerve Gets the Attention

Our brains starting at the brainstem work from the inside out. There are some types of experience that we process…

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A Sensory Diet Checklist for Your Church

When I first came across the term “sensory diet,” I was skeptical. How would touching my food make a difference…

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Advent with Autism Guide

Autism is our normal. Though we adapt to help everyone thrive as much as possible, our priority is joy when…

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5 Sensory Fidgets That Are NOT Spinners

The fidget spinners are all the rage…everywhere but in my house. I prefer quieter fidgets that engage more of the…

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Bible Study and Sunday School Vocabulary Board

If you have a concrete thinker or a child with complex communication needs, the thought of studying the Bible in…

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Visual Schedule for Roman Catholic Mass

Why visual schedules? Autism makes thinking different. To stay in church, a stable visual cue set can help a great…

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Prayer for Literal Thinkers

My oldest daughter has autism and often asks me very specific questions. If I tell her to pray, she asks…

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