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Hey! I’m Tiff, a fellow autism mom.

I laugh, cry, feel, think, make mistakes, drink coffee, and love little people on the autism spectrum. I know how hard you strive every day to make you children’s lives the very best. And I also know how hard it is to receive the news that your child is autistic. My passion is to help other moms struggling with the daily questions and needs for their kiddos on the spectrum. This blog was created to make your life a bit easier, by answering questions and providing resources in one place. Spectrum Sense For Moms with help you make sense of your child’s diagnosis, and ease you into the transitions that are to come. If none of your mom friends get it, know that I do!

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An autism diagnosis isn’t the end of the world – it’s the beginning a new one.

-Tiff Weilbacher

 

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Essential Sensory Room Ideas for Autism

Our sensory room started making SUCH a difference in my boys that I decided to make two more! Maybe our entire house will be one big sensory room one day, lol...but then again, maybe I'm going a little overboard with that! Hey, whatever calms the storm, right?! Since...

What is High Functioning Autism?

High Functioning Autism Explained I'll never forget the look on her face when I told her my older son was autistic. She was completely dumbfounded, and stood speechless for a moment. Immediately following an epic public meltdown, this lady had reprimanded me for...

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids

Best Indoor Play Equipment for Active Kids You know your child has ADHD when you find them spinning like crazy in your home office chair, running circles through the kitchen while you cook, or jumping off every piece of furniture you own. *Sigh* If you have a high...

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism

15 Early Warning Signs of Autism The statistics are pretty staggering these days: at least 1 in 60 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. And you probably know by now that early detection and intervention are crucial to the child's outcome. If autism is discovered...

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism Visual schedules have rocked our world over the last year, to the point where I don't know how we ever got along without them. It felt like such a daunting task at first, but once I got over the hump and actually set them up,...

How to Reduce Stress for the New Year

How to Reduce Stress for the New Year If you're anything like most other autism moms, sometimes it feels like life is taking you for a crazy ride. Okay, let's be honest - it feels that way most of the time! There's always a meltdown to calm, a new sensory issue to...

Best Gifts and Toys for Autistic Children

Best Gifts and Toys for Autistic Children Looking for gift ideas for that special child in your life? If you're anything like me, you want to make sure each gift matters. I don't like buying things for the sake of buying things, you know? Sure, it's exciting to have...

Preparing for the Holidays with Autistic Children

Preparing for the Holidays with Autistic Children Did everyone survive the Thanksgiving aftermath?! We did, although it was a struggle! Now Christmas will be here sooner than you think! Many parents will be worrying about how to survive the chaos and judgment that...

The Difference Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

The Difference Between Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder I see and hear this question all the time. It's in my sensory processing groups, my autism groups, and all around the therapists' offices. A lot of people on the spectrum have sensory issues, so what is the...

Ways to Relieve Constipation in an Autistic Child

Ways to Relieve Constipation in an Autistic Child There he was again, stiffening up like a board to try to hold in the same poop he'd been withholding for the past two days. Sigh. I ran over and scooped him up, since I caught him in the act, and quickly pulled up his...

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