Autism is not a disease

Autism is known as a complex developmental disability that is believed to be the result of a neurological disorder affecting normal brain function. People with autism have issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions, and activities that include an element of play and/or banter. People diagonsed with autism have been subjects of…

7 Things Not to Say to the Parent of a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

“Penny has sensory processing disorder.” I remember saying this one simple sentence to family and friends shortly after my 3-year-old’s diagnosis this past fall. Every single person we told of Penny’s diagnosis asked, “What is sensory processing disorder, exactly?” In short, sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition in which a person has difficulty both receiving and…