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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MissCait, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. MissCait

    MissCait New Member

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    Hello.

    A strong desire to understand and help my daughter through sensory struggles has led me to this site. We do not have an official ASD or SPD diagnosis, though she does have several markers and we have several Aspergers diagnoses in our family (which have only recently been brought to light for me). Since making a major move in August of last year, my 6 year old daughter has shown an increase of sensory processing issues as well as emotional outbursts and non-verbal moments of upset. It's been truly heartbreaking to see her go through emotional and social struggles and not know how to help her. My friend and housemate suggested that I find a group for people walking linear paths to ours.

    As I have been researching Autism and Sensory Processing, I am finding that I hit many of the markers myself. I am honestly relieved to have an answer as to why I process things in certain ways and need to have things "just so". It has also been helpful in finding ways to relate to my daughter and how she processes the world.

    We have been on this journey for nearly 6 months and the upsets come and go. I'm hoping to find a place in the community for peace of mind, a healthy outlook and suggestions on how to help my daughter live her fullest and happiest life.

    Cait
     
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  2. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome Cait to the autism forum. There's lots of information here that will be of help. And any questions that you wish to ask, will be answered. ^‿^
     
  3. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi MissCait :)

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  4. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
  5. Alexej

    Alexej Active Member

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    Welcome Miss Cait.
    Have a look around - there are lots of threads which can give you helpful info
     
  6. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
  7. GadAbout

    GadAbout Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, MissCait.
     
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    Varzar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hiya MissCait! Welcome to the forums! :D
     
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    Hello and welcome, I hope that you enjoy it here.

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