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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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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...

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 children have had autistic meltdowns. 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...

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