Hey! I’m Tiff, a fellow autism mom.

I laugh, cry, feel, think, make mistakes, drink coffee, and love little people with autism. 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 has autism. 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

 

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...

10 Awesome Sensory and Fine Motor Activities

10 Awesome Sensory Activities for Autism Everyday activities like doctor's visits, church, restaurants, and quick car rides can be a struggle for children on the spectrum. Giving them some sensory input, or giving them a task to do, often makes these outings less...

Traveling With an Autistic Child: The Ultimate Guide

Traveling With an Autistic Child: The Ultimate Guide "Just wait until their bedtime to leave. That way they will sleep most of the trip!" Raise your hand if you've heard that. Now raise it again if you tried and it failed! *Raising both hands!!* Traveling with an...

How to Handle Autistic Meltdowns in Children

How to Handle Autistic Meltdowns in Children I can't tell you how many times I've received those glares in the grocery store, when my child with autism has had a meltdown. There have even been occasions where another shopper was annoyed enough to make a snide remark...

Ways to Keep Your Autistic Child Safe

Ways to Keep Your Autistic Child Safe I was standing in the kitchen when my son's ABA therapist emerged from the basement alone. I asked where he was. Her response was, "I just told him to come up here. Didn't he?" My stomach sank - my mama intuition was telling me...

Over 175 Sensory Toys You Can Find at Dollar Tree

Over 175 Sensory Toys You Can Find At Dollar Tree When you walk in the Dollar Tree, you most likely go straight to the toy section, right? There is a nice selection of sensory toys that pop up in calm down bins all over Pinterest, so you want to snatch those up for...

Stimming – Should I Make My Child Stop?

Stimming - Should I Make My Child Stop? There we were, sitting in the middle of an eerily quiet church service in a new city. We clearly picked the wrong one to visit...you could hear a pin drop! Prayer begins, and little man starts humming loudly..."uh huh huh huh...

10 Super Simple Fine Motor Activities for Kids

10 Super Simple Fine Motor Activities for Kids As focus shifts more and more towards learning ABC's and 123's, children are losing the more basic skills needed for Kindergarten: the ones that involve fine motor control and hand strength. I even found myself falling...

The First Steps to Take When Your Child Receives and Autism Diagnosis

The First Steps to Take When Your Child Receives and Autism Diagnosis I can still remember the sucker punch delivered when the psychologist told me "Your son has autism." I knew it was a big possibility, but hearing those words out loud was like being hit by a freight...

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