Hi everyone!

Those of you on this side of my planet know all so well the difficulty of each stage of ASD and blindness. I would like to share our latest experience (Justin’s hair washing). My frequent blog readers keeping up with Justin let me explain this the best way possible. Imagine me telling you to close your eyes while I’m leading you to a dark place and all you hear is water. You having no control over what I’m doing all while trying to assure you I GOT IT! Wouldn’t feel safe huh?  Nah, I know right! 🙂 So you could imagine how Justin feels.

A bit previous washing hair consisted of lying in the tub with very little water as this was much easier, because he was much smaller. Now 5’4 inches tall things had to change. After researching many ways to accommodate my special needs child, my only option was the kitchen sink. This would take me pushing his head down with water running (sensory issue with noise) while explaining what was about to occur. I don’t want it to seem as if he’s about to have the biggest meltdown of his life nor get the latest wrestling move done to him. LOL!!!  The task of washing Justin’s hair in the sink is overwhelming only allowing us to wash once a month and in between using a washcloth to cleanse (for what it’s worth). Sounds nasty right?!

 Did I ever think this would be a difficult task? Of course not! Did I ever think this far ahead? Of course not! ASD is one day at a time and one obstacle at a time. We always adjust and keep it moving.

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God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I’m not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.

2 Responses

  1. Aurvarnette

    Love keeping up with you and Justin…hang in there mom..I can only imagine it gets hard sometimes but God built us better than a Ford truck …..Built strong to last!!!! LOVE YA

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