Coping Through Crafting

6 04 2018

My blog is fluid.

It changes with my life.

But one thing stays pretty consistent; crafting. It feels like it can make any tough situation just a little better. I needed a little bit of that therapy this week πŸ™‚

We’re 10 days into our ASD diagnosis for my 22 month old. And let me tell you, there is a lot of information out there! It flies at you nonstop and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed.

So I organized and crafted.

Here’s what I’ve been working on.

Mamma Bear’s Big Blue Book of Autism Help

I used a digital scrapbook program I have to create the cover. It was nice to sit down and just rest and create something cute AND helpful.

Now, for the organizational part πŸ™‚ I love tabs and colors πŸ™‚ Now I have all my info in one place with an easy way to find what I’m looking for.

 

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Here are some of the things in my notebook:

http://nationalautismassociation.org/docs/BigRedSafetyToolkit.pdf
SAFETY INFO! Ways to keep our spectrum kiddos safe AND what seem to be very popular safety issues. For instance – 49% of our spectrum kids wander off for a variety of reasons. But did you know, that 91% of accidental deaths in those who wander off are water related? Our babies seem to be drawn to water. Now I know and I can keep them safe.
And THIS

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit
It’s an information ORGANIZER for families with newly diagnosed children to help us hit the ground running. This thing is seriously amazing.
I also included his diagnosis and evaluation information so I have that at my fingertips, as well as the therapy information packets I received at his evaluation.

Life is hard enough. Being organized can make a hard situation easier.

And now, I’m ready to take notes and learn πŸ™‚

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Psst – even though the sharpies say they don’t smear…they did.

 

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