Fidgety

So I read this article as the parent of three kids, one who is autistic and the other two are what I believe are know as neurotypical. It’s not a word I really have ever used to describe them. Anyway, they all have one of those fidget spinners.

After reading this article, entitled “Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy” by Stephanie Pappas at LiveScience, I’m beginning to wondering who they are for. Unfortunately, it seems the article shows that they’re still not sure either.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Shopping without distractions

Honestly, there are lots of things I would love to do without distractions. We are so inundated with needless sensory overload. Having gone to a movie without those annoying previews and the lights on with my kids, thanks to our local chapter of Autism Speaks, taught me that years ago.

So when I saw this article entitled “JC Penney Hosts Back-to-School Shopping Event for Shoppers With Autism” over at The Mighty by , I knew they were on to something. I also seem to recall a store in England doing this a while back and thought, when will I see this over on the other side of the pond? Well, I wonder no more.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Sensory issues abound

As most parents of children with autism know, you never know what will set them off and that’s true not only at school or out in public but also at home. So it’s only natural that just like the phrase “there’s an app for that”, “there’s a solution for that” as well.

Check out the article entitled “Designer Focuses on Interiors for Those with Autism” by at Disability Scoop via the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian