A SPD Friendly Black Friday!?

Black Friday at any in person location is a nightmare for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a Sensory Processing Disorder, and like conditions. But what if I told you there was just as good sales online? Without sale sites getting overwhelmed and possibly crashing (Like on Black Friday itself!). What if ? The sales were better then Black Fridays sometimes. Possibly customized to your shopping habits.  And some items were FREE.   And I don’t mean buy one get one free either.Would you be interested THEN!?   Then you NEED to be an Amazon Prime member. And then you NEED to check out this URL’s page listed below ASAP. This is defiantly TIME Sensitive.

https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=13887280011&pf_rd_p=76958c20-d5c7-4124-82d6-ff421129dab4&pf_rd_r=ZG6SQGXS96ADY5NX9SKR

 

You defiantly DO NOT need everything on this page. But, with a 30 day free trial and a 6 month free trial for students.    You can’t AFFORD to NOT check this out. ! Especially since it’s only once a year. And it IS Sensory Friendly and Environmentally, Chemically-Safe!

Your Welcome!

PS.! It’s not just one day either.!

Copy and paste the above URL into your favorite search engine’s search box. And then press enter/go!

Medicinal Supplements Summit

I posted about a Summit I Very HIGHLY recommend!  It’s on my http://onlineconferences4us.disabilityadvocate1.com/  . That applies to everyone and it started today for FREE! It’s only free for 6-8 days.   So go sign up for it/pay for it  NOW.

 

This does NOT mean I recommend everything the speakers say.

 

 

RECOVERY is required

People with SPD, ADHD, ASD,  any environmental Illness, and many others require more recovery time via sleep, then others. But other things require sleep too- Plants, Flowers, and Animals, if you really think about it.

Without the right amount of quality sleep allot of things alive today would be, well dead, or medically  less healthy. It even effects your Sensory Processing Disorder’s daily tolerance intake. Which can effect what you eat and how you feel physically as well as mentally.  And we do know that Sensory Processing Disorder has a mental component to it. Don’t we?

Therefore go visit here and sign up for, attend, and possibly purchase the Sleep Summit!  Going on NOW!

Sensory Friendly Belts NEEDED

I always have had difficulty finding quality, sensory friendly belts.  Being poor (Like many of us.) This is especially important. How long they last, and the appearance quality matter especially going on interviews.   People with sensory issues (Even as adults) need great size selection.   We bloat more, have digestive issues more likely, and have a higher percentage of certain auto-immune conditions.  Many of which, can make weight fluctuate.  Similar to those with celiacs, colitis, or chron’s disease. Many I’m sure would appreciate high quality belts that fit this criteria.  Also, due to high stress- that also  sometimes have affected our bloats and distensions.

We need them more for practical reason’s not embellishment purposes. To keep slacks and some pants up.  Not to dress up a dress, etc- as much. But, at the same time they MUST be only 3 quarters of an inch wide. Not have a rough texture, and be stylish and affordable.  If you can create this or know someone who could. PLEASE do so ASAP and sell them online. Then contact me. And I promise if they meet the grade. I will buy and help you advertise them.

The female ones need to also be made to wear with low waist styled (Like hip location) pants. And make sure extra small’s and XL and possibly even XXL’s are available without a price increase.

In the past, my posts have influenced, supported/ if not help create.   Certain products. Besides those with disabilities. I also get many supporters visit my blogs as well. Visitors often that are NOT our parents or relatives. My hope. Is this post contributes in similar ways.

We thank you in advance for your concern(s)/efforts. Please contact me. If you need further creation feedback/guidelines.

 

SPD With and Without Autism, Differences Exist

Many of my readers here know SPD isn’t only found among those with Autism/ADHD/Dyspraxia. But, did you know there’s now proof? Did you also know that SPD presents differently in those on the ASD spectrum? You can have just a Sensory Processing Disorder too. Go to this article to see brain images showing some of this. In this article the images can enlarge if you click on them.

See this URL for those differences.

SPD Differences among different populations

PS. I saw this two yrs ago.

Sensory Processing Disorder Proof

Ever wonder why SPD (or Sensory Integration Disorder) use to never be in the diagnostic statistical manual? Or DSM? Which is the bible for psychiatrists and psychologists. It’s partly because they didn’t have any brain pictures of those with it too compare with those who don’t have it. Now there’s actual scientific proof it exists. Two years ago University of California researchers used an advanced MRI technique and found the first biological evidence (And therefore, proof) that SPD exists. They also, saw differences among people with it who did vs. did not have Autism.

What to see the article and some of the brain images showing this scientific evidence? In the website address there should be no space between disorders- and kidsi at the end. So correct it if you copy and paste it in a search engine. Auto correct wouldn’t let me spell it correctly when I put no space.

SPD Proof

PS. I saw these two yrs ago.

Hush Hat

Hush hats are for all babies (Since they don’t wear earplugs). And have far greater sensitivity to noise. Especially if they were a preme or have colic.  They actually soften noise from loud, sharp noises threw custom absorbing foam. I heard about these today from my adult SPD group on Facebook. It received 22 likes thus far and 16 commentors about the post. I shared the only link to it however, which you’ll get shortly.  The reason the poster posted it was because she wanted to know if others agreed with her that we should contact the company to have them make them for adults. The name suggested was “the shut up hat”. It would be to aid in our auditory, sensory issues. Because like babies. We too, are sensitive to noise.  I was one of those 16 commentors.  I mentioned comfy earplugs, asked how’d it be better then  comfortable earplugs? And said there is an appropriateness factor concern,  if the weather isn’t that cold. And that it could make us too hot if indoors or outside when it’s warm or hot out. Nearly all the commentors thus far are female,  and a couple said they didn’t care if others found it appropriate or not.  Not one of the commentors didn’t want an adult version. (Except maybe me).

However, if they can make them not hot in ANY environment. Socially appropriate. And take away the law that in public buildings wearing hats is illegal. I’d be ALL for it. !  It might help some ADD kids from distraction in elementary school too. Or middle school. Right? Especially during test time. They might not need a seperate room them.  What do you all think?   Want to get signatures ? Or do you prefer comfy earplugs? Trust me, they do exist (for some people,) if you wear them properly. Put your comments below. Here’s the URL Cute Hush Hats .

SPD and SID myths

Sensory Processing Disorder/ Sensory Integration disorder myths and truths. Keep in mind. These are SPD and SID specific except for the second. So, we can obviously have other diagnosis’s too. 

 We very likely have food sensitivities (Which are medically routed). But, we defiantly DON’T have Eating Disorders. 

We don’t have empathy. (This is actually an ASD myth) That doesn’t mean we know how or when to express the empathy appropriately, that we feel it like an NT, or that we seam to have it when we should. 

We may be depressed, but, it’s core routes on why, and representation differ frequently. 

Our structure, need to be right, and critical nature,  aren’t mood related or negative based. At ALL. 

We have allergies. Well, we could have them too. Our avoidance or negative reactions to things AREN’T allergies at all. 

 

Allergic Living, US and Canada only IMPROVED

For a limited time, Allergic Living Magazine is offering year and two year gift subscriptions for there best rate yet! . The special rate is only available this month. Each year they publish 4 magazines. This is the ONLY SPD/ Environmental Illness, somewhat related magazine, I’m currently highly considering a renewal for at the moment. And the GF and More Food Sensitivities mag. I’m NOT renewing.

I’m looking to renew Allergic Living Mag. now, not only due to the holidays/ great temporary discount, if I can get it gifted to me. It’s also do to the fact that when I called them. And suggested improvements, and told them I wanted to cancel my subscription. Among other info. They not only changed my mind to try it longer, they promised they’d incorporate my suggestions into there future magazines immediately. And after recently getting there latest one. (The first one published that was created after our discussion) thus far, they have delivered some on that promise! Do you know how hard it is to change my mind and please me sometimes? This one, being some of those times.

However, I must say, most magazines I’m not that found of. And I’ve tried SEVERAL in different categories. Regardless of there topics. I also should say, that a lot of the info found in magazines (With a few exceptions at most) repeat tons of info you can find elsewhere, or info you can come up with not too much difficultly on your own. A lot of which, can be accessed for FREE.

But, back to this magazine. Their single, listed, issue price is 5.95 each. There CURRENT normal prices for subscriptions are, 19.99 for 1 yr, and 29.99 for two years, 8 issues. As a gift you can give it or receive a 2 yr subscription for about 27.$ and a 1 yr for about 18$ normally. This is in US currency only. However, for a limited time you can gift give or receive it for 19.99 for two years or 14.99 for 1 year. Which is atleast 50% off when purchasing the two yr plan! The two yr plan is 2.50 per issue which is under there production costs to make and send you each magazine. The 1 year discounted cost is a little under 3.50 an issue with tax. See the description below in the link below for more details. This is one of a very small number of magazines (That I can tell) sold in the US, that address MCS/ mold issues sometimes. I’d love for some of you effected buy MCS who subscribe, to contact there editor to include more about these issues in any of there magazines. However, before doing so, you need to learn first what they have already covered along those lines. But, you probably knew that. Now didn’t you?

The only other way to access this magazine is buying it before they sell out. At certain Whole Foods across the country and possibly in Canada. However, they price it above 5$ a magazine.

Best price for allergy magazine

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Victoria Secret Reminder UPDATED

It’s the LAST DAY to get for free, or from Victoria Secret purchases, via catalog, an in person store, or online, any Secret REWARDS that I spoke about in a prior post last month. Shopping at there outlet stores WON’t GET YOU ANY REWARD. Nore will you be able to use your reward at a Victoria Secret Outlet. Which now equals 10$, 50$, 100$, or 500$, of Free VS money to spend on WHATEVER you want. And like I previously mentioned. After this year, they’ll be far less desirable to have. Since they are seriously reducing there product lines, and to far less sensory friendly and ideal merchandise.

Additional sweepstake opportunities are still available through December 19th, however without the right smart phone they maybe more difficult, to obtain. Remember, this is only for US, Puerto Rico, and most Canadians (Minus Quebec) . When I went to the following address my registration wasn’t properly processed. So, I called and spoke to an agent. Who processed my registration. You may be put on hold briefly to get an agent. To register for these sweepstakes without an iPhone, go to,

VictoriasSecret.com/Secret-Rewards

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“Sensory Treat” for kids with SPD and who have an Occupational Therapist

For optimal reduction of some sensory issues, you (The parent) and the young child with SPD. Should work with an Occupational therapist, and possibly a physical therapist too. I recently found a new app created buy OT’s, that is recommended obviously by occupational therapists to parents with young children in Sensory Integration Therapy, who are on a Sensory Diet. Those who are looking for an OT are more then welcome as well. However, the apple app hasn’t yet gotten there directory of OT’s available yet.

The app is free to download. The costs of the app, (which are not included in the Apple, App Store, description) required after your 1 week free trial, are 15$ for 3 months, 30$ for 6 months and 36$ for 12 months all rounded to the nearest dollar. The app has very limited access, on a free trial. I’ll let you check it out via the Apple App Store (or Google Play Store) for yourself, The various activity categories have one therapeutic activity, unlocked, each- during your trial. The categories are vestibular, oral, heavy work, jumping, deep pressure, and make your own. Except for the create your own category off course. However, on the trial you can only access one preset activity, that is the first one listed, in each category. So, even on a free trial you can’t see the full use capabilities of the app. I downloaded it for you all. But, obviously won’t be using it, or paying for it. So, I can’t really recommend it, just inform you of it’s presence.

In the Apple Store it’s called “Sensory Treat”, in the Google play App Store, it’s called, “Sensory Integration Therapy.”

If you know enough about SPD, or have read enough of this blog. You’d know the app above, isn’t covering all the areas those with Sensory issues may, and often, struggle with. This supports, that even OT’s don’t have all the answers either. However, I hope, with both the support from me (If you choose to accept it) , an OT, (If that’s an option for your child), and certain other professionals/ parents/ advocates/services. That in the future, all the areas will be covered and assisted to there max. Creating the healthiest, and happiest environment, for as many people, as possible.

If you use this app, after trying it for awhile I, and I’m sure, other readers would LOVE a review of it, ( good or bad, but, fair regardless) in the comments section below. Not just in the App Store of your choice.

Why I LOVE online shopping!

This should be a page but, I can’t post any more that will actually appear to you. This is SO sensory related. 

   After starting this post and got to think about it a little more. I decided I should probably first tell you why shopping appeals to many NT Women, but, for us, it simply doesn’t work.! So here’s part 1. The italics can be often the NT speaking/ mindset. The non italics is me/ a potential Aspie/MCS reply. Which may or or may not be an internal mindset response.  If it is internal, the individual may not be aware of its existent cue immediately. 

In store only, card holder, special events!

But online, I can find it cheaper! And I don’t want your unique in store gift anyway. It’s often another bag or perfume.

I mean who doesn’t want a free makeup artist do you up?

Who’s said that I like that you were in charge? How do I know your products are PSD friendly? I bet you don’t even know what PSD is. Am I right?

And don’t you just love that peakinease or lavender room smell?!  (Think VS’s cologne and body products section)?! It’s a free stress reliever too!

Or how about the excitement of style with the crowds of like minded people! Want new friends? There are shopping clubs. Didn’t you hear?

More artificial friends!? Like when did I need more of them!?

2. Learning what’s in style

Wait, are you saying I can’t learn that at home?! You can, and at your own speed. So, it might actually stick this time!

3. The social aspect.

When did shopping become fun!? It requires money, means more space is needed to put it all in, not to mention the social stress, or environment changes!

4. Eating out, Who always wants to cook anyway?

Avoiding GMO, herbicides, pesticides, and hormones buy putting control into my own hands, is far more convenient then the planning and cleaning up of my one time meal. So, no thank you! Not to mention, it’s cheaper, and less of a headache, in the long run too!

5. The sales, Black Friday everyone?

Need I say more?!

6. The bragging rights.

You really think I have friends to brag too? And even if I did, how do you think your going to make me think that shopping is awesome?

7. Sizing footwear okay this one, with SPD I can relate to, but, I’ll teach you in another post exactly how to make this not matter anymore.

8. Impulse shopping addiction anyone? Impulse what? I nearly don’t know the words meaning! I’m a control freak, not impulsive!

9. The personal shopper fan. What do you mean I have to make another professional friend?

10. a. Influencing taste/ trends and B. getting glammed up to go!

As for 1. I don’t care.

2. To much effort

11. No shipping!

What do you mean I have to DRIVE?!

Anxiety Summit, second helping

Trudy Scott is hosting her 2nd, FREE, online Summit coming up September 3rd-16 th 2014. She is a food, mood expert, and a nutritionist. She also, has Pyroluria. Certain supplement, and life style choices,  help tremendously those with ASD/ Certain ADHD types (Please see my other post on my other blog to know which types), and all of society.  Especially with sensory issues. Or things surrounding it. Like your mood.  I listened to her entire first Anxiety Summit. Infact, I bought it!  This time, she’s actually lowering the number of speakers, and giving you an additional 24 hrs to hear each set of speakers. Which means every two days or so you will have the option to hear a new set of speakers! One of whom, is Julie Matthew’s, her old boss!  Check it out here!

Synsthesia

Synesthesia is a rare sensory issue that very few of us with ASD have. However, along with being a psychology trained Aspie, Wendy Carson. Does. To be, perfectly honest,  Out of all the sensory issues one may have, this is the one I know the least about. So, after I heard this on this utube video, I was relieved someone with it actually could describe it to you, better then I.  So, if you wish to learn more, click here.  Seeing the World Differently: an Asperger’s Experience Cause, I certainly don’t have this! Thank goodness! 

Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

My top Sensory/PSD/ASD book is called, “Inside Asperger’s Looking Out”  but, can you guess from my last two book recommendations from my other blog who is the author of this book? If you guessed Kathy Hoopman, you’re right! Your so smart ! If not, no worries! 

    This is great for all ages and types of people. Except maybe your boss,  co-workers, or future potential employers.  This is a MUST read for anyone who is considering to accept they have it, to friends and family that support them.  To dates and boyfriends to help them get you in a POSITIVE but, realistic manner.  This book, along with the listed one below, are great at explaining what you have to other’s. I honestly, don’t understand, why it’s not a Bestseller like Kathy Hoopman’s,  “All Cat’s Have Asperger’s” book. These two are the ONLY ASD books, I bring on 1 of my first couple dates, so we can read them together, or I’ll read it to the guy. There always a big hit with everyone who I tell this too! Who share with me or a group what they think after buying it. And I’ve shared these recommendations to many others as well.   I only have 1 more ASD essential reading book to recommend that is of a generally considered broad ASD topic in my mind. I’ll share that one next month. Likely, on my other blog. 

 

    Please share like always, in the comments section what you think of any of my book recommendations, how they helped you, or anyone you bought any for. ( With there permission, off course! ) I’d love to hear about it! And I’m sure I’m not the only one.  However, please make sure if you comment after a post.  Make sure the book(s) you comment in,  are for the same diagnostic population as those the book was initially made for.   Thanks!

 

  Enjoy it! Take care. 

“Hack My Brain” on TV Tonight, ONLY

Please see atleast my first blog post on my other blog, here.  ASAP. About an awesome looking, award winning documentary, which is a TV program from the Science Channel. It is airing about Neuro plasticity in the brain, and might be TONIGHT, only. If you can record it, do so. There playing it TWICE, back to back on the same channels starting at 8 pm EST. Won’t you join me in learning from it?