Sensory Processing Disorder vs. New Mom Me

It's Autism Awareness month. My child doesn't have autism. He has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). You might have heard of it. You might not have. Many kids on the autism spectrum also have SPD. For those of you who haven't heard of it, here's the long and short of it: Essentially, SPD is when you get some kind of sensory input ("Hey! That's a bright green neon light!" or "Wow! That electric guitar is really wailing!" or "This sweater must be wool. It's itchy." or "Aunt Marge's Jell-O salad is especially wiggly today." or "SKUNK!!!"), but your brain doesn't quite know what to do with that input. So, instead of rationally dealing with the weird thing going on in your nose/eyes/e

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