Welcome to my work in progress. A little rough around the edges, but hopefully will educate as well as provide some relief for those also going through the craziness of daily life with Autism. Hope you enjoy it :o)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

As the World Stims.

Stims? That's a weird word.

Kind of like Sims. The word. Not the meaning.

~~Stimming is a repetitive body movement, such as hand flapping, that is hypothesized to stimulate one or more senses. The term is shorthand for self-stimulation. Repetitive movement, or stereotpy, is often referred to as stimming under the hypothesis that it has a function related to sensory input~~

Make sense now? Sort of? Not really? Join the club.

Jacob's stims usually involve some hand flapping, he skips or gallops instead of walking, makes short screeching sounds at the top of his lungs, and other things I probably don't even notice anymore.
He has sensory issues, for sure, but tell me how this:

wouldn't drive a normal person insane?? He has TEN electronic toys going here at once. Normally he's limited to two at a time, but he dragged them all upstairs, and of course I had to snap a pic. This drives ME insane. Maybe he's immune when it comes to Leapfrog toys.

He knows exactly which of his stims piss his sister off too. Whoever thinks kids with Autism have no idea what they're doing, haven't met many kids with Autism! He knows how to push Sissy's buttons, and boy, he does a goooood job at it!


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