#PSA #Autism Sleeping patterns, sensory overloads, and growth spurts

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Above please see the pictures of #Jr #Autism #Gemini.

He’s slept “late” meaning way past 5:30am for the past two days. Now the past two days he’s experienced “sensory overloads.” Which are directly related to the “brightness of the sun, the tones and volumes on the tv, tablet, etc.

Due to an incident that occurred on Saturday, my tone of voice and disciplinarian actions/volumes also caused a sensory overload. 

Jr’s also been staying up late for the last week, because he’s on Spring Break. Now that Spring Break is “nearing it’s end” it’s time to get him back on track. 

I have noticed that since “2010” diagnosis that he has growth spurts that don’t necessarily occur annually. He’s going through another growth spurt right now, because his teeth are coming in, he’s getting taller, he’s getting hair on his face, legs, arms, etc. He’s also expanding his vocabulary and thought processes. 

I have to make conscious decisions to “force Jr down to nap.” He needs to nap because as he get’s older the sensory issues seem to get better and not as irritating, however “the energy that he exerts to suppress the irritation or to self soothe” still drains him and he needs rest like any other person with #SpecialNeeds to rejuvenate!

I have also revised his “recreation time” in the house so that’s it’s broken down into intervals. He uses the computer, the tablet, watches tv, reads books, free plays with his father primarily and myself secondarily, in addition we go outside and allow him to free play and play structured activities also.

His “naps or sleeping late” are meditative therapy for Jr. It works. I find that “everytime” he’s rejuvenated he’s more “alert, aware and accountable” overall! 

I’m currently “planning” to expand his recreational and educational activities to give him more balance and more structure at the same time. 

He needs more educational activities to stimulate and increase his intellectual capacity and curiosities, in addition to recreational activities to exert the abundance of energy he has that he uses primarily for “stemming or self soothing” behaviors to maintain his composure especially in a restricted environment like school, church, etc. 

He’s currently playing on the tablet as I’m blogging. Once he comes back upstairs since he’d slept so late, he’ll be allowed to watch tv. 

To my surprise and joy, he LOVES watching WETA Kids on his own. He LOVES “Sid the Science Kid, Caillou, WordGirl, etc” and those are the “educational activities” that stimulate and increase his intellectual capacity and curiosities. 

I must reluctantly admit that he does also enjoy “Boondocks, Family Guy, American Dad etc” it actually helps with that stemming and self soothing that he does, because it allows him to “be himself uninhibited” and that his father and I really enjoy; despite the fact that we have to “explain to him” the things that “he already knows” but doesn’t quite comprehend are inappropriate and not at all age appropriate. 

I always tell Jr those shows are your version of Mommy’s wine! We both LOL

I’m grateful for the times when Jr’s resting “Well!” I enjoy seeing him resting because I know that he needs it. I encourage parents to incorporate “napping” into their child’s schedule, especially the older they get. 

Growing up with Bipolar Disorders and recently being given an additional diagnosis of PTSD; I’ve learned to appreciate a “nap” here and there because it really helps protect and maintain not only your mental health but your overall physical health as well! 

For tips on creating or revising your schedules, making visual supports, creating activities, etc. Please feel free to email me at: tiffanyatsunshine@gmail.com also feel free to text me (202) 681-6244. Please include at the very least, your first name “or your preferred name. 

Understand all inquiries etc, will be responded to “no later than 48 hours” from the time of receipt. 

Remember my motto and keep the faith and keep pressing forward. 

“Autism isn’t a disability, it’s the ability to see and experience the world differently!” 

HBIC_PHILANTHROPY 

“Candid: Let the blessings, grace and mercy of God define you; not anyone or anything else!”

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As I’m reflecting, I’m thankful for everyone who has, is and will continue to “doubt, defame, and disrespect me!”

It’s hilarious and pathetic how the same people who have “claimed” to love me, actually hate and wish bad for and on me.

It reminds me of a quote “everyone loves you until you become the competition!”

I’ve had so many people tell me things like: “you’re just like your mother; you aren’t shit; you’re a snake in the grass; bitch you’re crazy; when I met you, you were a bum bitch; you’re not on my level; you owe me because I made you; without me you’re nothing; I’m the best thing you ever had; those dudes never wanted you, you were a whore; you’ll never live to grow old; you’ll never change, etc”

Now it will shock you to know that a lot of people especially those I’ve been closet to have said these things to me.

These people really “believe” they know me better than my father God who created me and better than I know myself.

Sidebar: I love how great God has been to me!

I’m appalled but simultaneously relieved by a very close person to me saying: “what they’ve had, you’ll NEVER have!” Wow! Talk about a smack in the face! That in addition to the bullshit this ignorant arrogant ass person has already said to me, just showed me “how they really feel and think in regards to me!”

One thing I don’t want to hear is your bullshit “clarifications or justifications” as to why you’ve defamed, disrespected and doubted me ALL while benefitting from me!

What is even funnier is that “these people” aren’t doing “that great themselves!”

I mean these people are “clearly” a product of their environment and decisions which is consistent with their arrogance and ignorance. They have several failed relationships, lost opportunities, financial hindrances, broken families  and more.

Yet they think “they’re good, they know what the future holds, etc”

Don’t ever “believe” a person trying to “beat you down or talk down to or about you” when they’re sitting across or beside you. Laugh at that ignorant motherfucker!

Sidebar: if a person is saying how “above you” they were and are, please remind me them “it’s a mirage!”

I was livid earlier because I couldn’t and still don’t believe the bullshit I heard.

However, because of who it came from and their current life status, I accepted that this person and people like that person are “jokes to be laughed at!”

From where I’m praying, I see the big picture.

Most of you trying to “knock me down” are already laying curbside in your 4th quarter of life, down to 1 minute trying to make every play count!

I’ve seen “your potential” already be “maxed” out Lmao

I, however have many years to go to “maximize on my full potential!”

So, I encourage you “know it all” to please keep “defaming, disrespecting, and doubting me, all the while benefitting; because I can’t wait to see the look on your face, when I rise above this!
You didn’t think I’d make it here!
I did!

I made it “not because of your money, clothes, cars, etc” I made it because of God!

See God gives me the “breath” I need to breath as he does you. God gives me the strength I need to proceed, as he does you. God comforts me in my times of despair. God disciplines me in my time of rebellion or tantrum.

I’m glad to know “you are ignorant enough to believe” that you did all this for me, as if God didn’t bless both of us.

Regardless of “who” has or spent what, what does materialistic have over character? Not a got damned thing!

My character has, is, and will go further than your “previous reputation, materialistic, and money has ever taken you, especially since you’re presently “along my side” which means youre on my level contrary to your “interpretation of yourself!”

Before I finish, another reason I Lmao is because if “all” these people have made me why haven’t they “remade” themselves by now?

Why haven’t they risen above their circumstances?

Why are they still in my presence struggling to let go?

Why are they still taking from me if I’m beneath them?

God has his hand on them. He controls everything. Until these people “lean not to their own understanding” God will strike them down continuously.

Be careful how you feel, think and speak to those close to you; your hate for them will block a blessing for you. Your love for them will reap a blessing for you.

If a person is like these I’ve described, then do you and ignore them. Whether you leave your situation or not, what is meant for you “no man can put asunder!”

So I know where we stand. Trust me… There’s no love lost, only a deeper understanding was gained!

Remember my motto: “People in your life will either be a ‘stepping stone, speed bump, or a road block’ ALWAYS REMAIN impenetrable & unstoppable” #HBIC 👑

HBIC_PHILANTHROPY 👑