Fun things to do that invoke creativity

Most neurologist and neuroscience professionals will come to the conclusion that Autism and its many spectrums, all seem to generate the best shifts in emotional behavior when creativity and fun are involved. The colors of playdough or the fun of gluing paper together may spark your child’s interest and keep it engaged for a bit of time.

Color Therapy is a great way to engage your child who may be responsive to colors and displays of light. One thing to remember is that although your child may not be able to verbally express him or herself, there are still very basic human qualities that are the same. Trust that what you are doing is working, even if it does not seem so.

All children can learn, just not all in the same way. You, a mother, father or caregiver can use your deep intuition to tune into what your child is needing. Sign language and interpretation is a great tool that is often used for non-verbal, highly functioning autistic children and adult.

Since the condition of Autism tends to make children want to be isolated, like in an igloo or small space, creating that small space with total allowance can set your child free of trying to fit into a square hole with a round peg. Just be there for him or her.

It’s not known what the soul feels or how it reacts to any stimuli on any given day. Some days sun may cause an angry outburst, while other days the sun may seem to bring peace. Note these days, outbursts and experiences so you can start to chart an improved course for your child’s day.

You are doing fine. We are all going through the same thing at the same time as you. Join a support group and sound off with your ideas. Knowledge not only is power but it is the power to continue improving our lives through new methods of treatment and care. Take care of yourself as well. Make a day where you go away just for you, to relax and unwind.

Perhaps you and your child can do finger painting or some sort of music program. Great strides have been made in proving that music and the arts, relax Autistic children. This could mean going outside and just dancing to the music.

One final note, it’s so important that you keep up with the latest ideas and innovations regarding Autism and what is working. You can do this. We can do this.

Sadness and Joy

Love Your Emotions and Understand the Meaning They Offer

Brene Brown said it perfectly when she said “The darkness does not destroy our light. The darkness defines it.”. Often times, parents who raise children with special needs, find that their emotional core is all over the place. Love your emotions and understand the meaning they offer. When you can embrace that emotion, it all goes back to love. You’ll find ease on your journey as a mother who has a child, or children with special needs.

As mothers, we have a fierce desire to protect our children. While we are pregnant, we hope our child will have all of their limbs, their daddy’s eyes and mom’s smile. We also hope they will stay in our tummy until it’s time to be born, and there will be no complications of the delivery. We pick out the colors of the nursery, and get the room clean and pretty for rocking the baby to sleep.

We don’t, however, anticipate birth defects, birth injuries, umbilical cord strangulation and other birth issues that can happen to babies within moments of their first breath. Even with technology to the point of detailed sonograms so clear you can see your whole baby, weeks after gestation, there are still many medical issues that can arise.

As a mother, you don’t know how to react to the news that your child has cerebral palsy, and you may not have had any warning of the autism spectrum. These are conditions among children that require super moms to step up. And with this requirement comes a boatload of emotions.

At first, you may feel angry. How could this happen to my baby? Didn’t I eat the right food? Didn’t I take the right supplements? I even sang to my baby. Why is this happening?

Do these self-defeating statements ring true to you? For many moms, dealing with the emotions of being a mother to a child with special needs, creates many emotions. These emotions all go back to deep, intense love. Even emotions such as guilt and shame can connect with the emotion of love, through action and connection. Love, although many people think is an emotion, is actually an engrained chemistry that is default in the human soul.

Anytime you are feeling defeated as a mom who has devoted her life to ensure her child has a happy experience, remember that you love (an action) and you are love (a noun). Repeat this mantra “Although I feel Sadness – I am Love”.

Awareness, Acceptance and Action

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 Thirty years ago, children and adults with disabilities were often shut out and placed in nursing homes, left to die, and disregarded. Today, because we have had the tough conversations about special needs, physical and mental disabilities and options, things are starting to look up.

In this blog we are going to open up the conversation about special needs and various disabilities with the intention of creating change for the positive. We will be talking about ways we can bridge the gap of understanding so that all people, regardless of disability or not, can work together toward achieving harmony.

First we are going to go over is Awareness. Now, at the beginning of this article I said that thirty years ago persons with physical and mental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida or down’s syndrome were often shunned away, over looked and forgotten about. Today, with awareness, we are seeing that the disabilities we assumed were life-ending, are truly the doorway to genius and unconditional love and possibility. How can we foster awareness of the many abilities of those who are labeled by society as disabled? One way is to open the conversation and through the comments on this article you can start to talk about things.

The second keyword we can tap into is Acceptance. In a world where diversity is necessary, acceptance of humanity as equal is so important. To begin to instill this value, simply find someone that has a labeled disability, and get to know them. See how they smile and laugh, just like you. Make acceptance a trait that you look at as very important. Acceptance is the key to an approach of unity, rather than division.

Action is our final conversational piece. If you are really wanting to help the mission of improving the lives of disabled individuals, taking action is the best way to get your feet off the ground with progress. Join groups on Facebook, reach out to the voiceless and speak your feelings loudly. Volunteer in your local community to host a special Olympics event, or have a party for the people in your community who have a child with special needs in their household.

Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida are just a few of the conditions that are part of the lives of people around you. Each of these conditions is not a reason to be fearful, but a reason to rejoice that God made us all beautiful souls on this earth to help each other and to show us how much we have to be grateful for.

 

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I am very passionate about Autism and Special Needs children and adults.

 My Blog Page is all about:

  • Spreading Awareness

  • Promoting Acceptance

  • Taking Action

“I Am His Voice When He Has None”

 

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