Over the weekend Sweet M's school had their annual carnival fundraiser. This year the sensory attractions were particularly appealing, and Sweet M was in vestibular heaven, especially in this "atomic g-force" machine.
Feeling the force of gravity — the dive of a roller coaster or the spinning of a carnival ride — provides some of her greatest pleasures.
I was unprepared for the gravity of the responses to my post on Autism Every Day, and am thinking deeply about it, while recovering from the psychic whiplash that it generated.
Our alliances may be far more fragile than I realized if they are threatened by the centrifugal force of one person's spin.
Keywords: autism • Asperger's Syndrome • ADHD • learning disabilities • special education • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) • parenting • family life