Today, I'd like to pose a few questions of all Parents of Children with Autism...
Do you feel that YOU are in ultimate control of your destiny?  What about your child's destiny?  Did you know, that YOU are the ultimate guide for your & your Autistic child's destinies? 
YOU are already a powerful and spiritual being.  Think about that for a moment.  Pause and just allow that sentence to resonate with you.  If you think you've heard it all before....let me assure you that you haven't.
There are specific aspects of your inner spiritual nature that allow you to take control of your life.  Once you decide to become a master of controlling how you think, and what you do....you will forever transform your life and in direct connection to you, Your Autistic child's life.  I bet there's a lot of people in your life who will be forever changed by your personal spiritual transformation.  Once you tap into the spiritual energies, and learn how to use them to steer your life in the direction of what you ultimately want, you'll find that you are in a place of healing and happiness every single day of your life. 
Once you make the choice to seek out the answers to the Universal questions, You will find that your child becomes an extension of your power.  You must understand though, that your Autistic child is not entirely reliant on you for that energy harnessing, destiny controlling power.  Your child is much more powerful than you probably realize.  But they are usually waiting for You to 'get it' and once you do, you learn the steps to take, one by one, to controlling how each and every day goes in your family's life.  Your child will take the proverbial "Ball" that You create, and he/she will run with it!  You'll be astounded at how independent your child actually is, when you give him/her the "space" to grow and discover for themselves. 
You are an incredibly powerful force right now.....you simply have to recognize it and then work each and every day to nurture your inner, spiritual power to guide your destiny for the rest of your life. 
In addition to all this....you must know that there actually IS a "secret" to ultimate happiness and inner peace.  That's the most common thing people spend their time searching for.  You've likely never heard of it before and once you tap into your own spiritual power, you can utilize it to bring you into a place of perfect harmony with your desires, and especially your desire for ultimate happiness and inner peace.  Possibly the most incredible aspect of attaining ultimate happiness....the fact that once you have it, you'll be able to enjoy it every single day.  And another fabulous element of attaining ultimate happiness, is that you will continue to feel enthusiastic as you continue to search for and find new and exciting Goals.  As you go in search of attaining new things in your life, you'll enjoy the invaluable benefits of being fulfilled with the ultimate in happiness and inner peace.  Imagine what the world would be like if everyone lived each and every or most of their days in this state of being!  Amazing!  Possible!
Finally, as an ending to this Blog.  I'd like to extend and friendly challenge to Parents of Children with Autism... Find your way to this place and harness your own power.  Become master of your life and allow everything you want and need to come to you, including solutions to your child's needs.
 
 
Well we've made it to the final week of September, and in a few days it will officially be Autumn. If your family is anything like ours, this is the main time of year that allergies and illnesses mix together and either you or someone in your family is sick.  Try to remember that while your child (who has Autism) is sick...he/she is going to have a shorter temper than usual.  It's likely that you won't even know your child is sick, or running a fever until you've suffered through a few days of moodiness with your little Pumpkin. 

It's also likely that your fuse will be shorter than usual if your dealing with the sniffles, aches and pains or a sore throat.  When your child gets sick, remember these things and the whole process will likely be less painful for all of you:

  • Your little one's neurotransmitters are affected when a bacteria or virus is present.  Make sure you keep in mind that he/she may struggle more than usual to communicate with you.
  • Kids with Autism often don't understand how to let you know how crummy they feel. Try to ensure that you think outside the box.
  • Treat Your own symptoms first!  Once you're feeling better, you'll be better able to make decisions about how to help your child.
  • Keep your little one home from school! 
  • Forget routines! When little one or you are sick, don't try to kill yourself keeping to their 'regular routine'- Realize how impossible that is, and then understand that your child needs to be learn that routines aren't always going to go as planned.  Things in real life change, and the sooner they get that, the better off you'll both be.
  • Listen up- your child is going to attempt to communicate his/her feelings, physical & emotional while they are ill. While they may not 'say' "I feel like crud"....there will be other indicators.
  • Notice physical gestures. These are the best way to understand what your child wants. When he shakes his head up and down or pushes on his temples- you'll know that he has a headache and you can give him some medicine.
  • Discover how wonderful it is to huddle up under a warm blanket with your child to do nothing but watch their movies and eat warm comfort foods all day long.  Especially when it's cold outside.
  • Ask for and accept help from your partner, your friends and anyone else who may offer to run errands for you.  It's worth it!  And they'll enjoy helping you.
  • Once healed, remember it takes a few days to regain your strength at any age, but more so for you than your child.  So as soon as she starts doing cartwheels in the living room, you may not be ready to get up off the couch yet.
  • Give yourself a break.
  • Rest a lot.
  • Drink water, drink OJ, drink fluids, and broth!
  • Studies show that people who take their medications, and suffer less pain during illness or injury, heal faster.

 
 
GREETING'S to all of my POWER PARENT'S!  It's been sometime now since www.poweroverautism.com has been LIVE!  The website is all new and will contain brand new links & other specialty products that will be available for purchase.  Still, as of today, POA is still in desperate need of a facelift.   My Plan, to discover whatever this website, and YOU, the parents and site followers really need, as I go along.  I know that I need to post various Blogs, if for no other reason, to catch you all up on the latest info.  I first started this site about two years ago, and so much has changed since then....even for me personally.  I am happy to report, that things have changed for the better... in terms of Autism and in terms of my own personal situation.... So hopefully the changes will give me the upper-hand when it comes to www.poweroverautism.com  and I really am confident that you will realize that there will be a great deal of helpful information and topics here for You!  Your family needs you, care for you.