1. Kimanne
    January 30, 2023 @ 10:11 am

    Thank you for this. Your words really resonate with me.


  2. Jacquie Stevens
    January 30, 2023 @ 10:31 am

    I am the mother of a 38 year old man on the spectrum, Aspergers. Last Friday I had a new furnace installed at an obvious high cost. My son refuses to have it turned on after he shut it down on Friday right after installation because it is louder than the previous furnace (he had a sensitivity to noise) and it has a new smell that he equates with a contagion, (he had an odour sensitivity) specifically from a mouse infestation we had almost three years ago and it is affecting his lungs which he believes have a fungal infection. It is minus 4 outside. Love him through it? I am 73 years old and freezing!


    • janelleolivarez
      January 30, 2023 @ 12:58 pm

      Obviously I don’t know your son, but this scenario sounds so familiar! Try having him wear a mask against the infection to protect himself. And maybe earplugs.


        February 1, 2023 @ 2:31 am

        For my Heather, 37, neither the mask nor the earplugs will stay in place for a second. And she is VERY strong and determined. Nothing goes on or around her head, ever.


  3. lissabookjunkie
    January 30, 2023 @ 12:38 pm

    I am so grateful to you Carrie – your honesty in the face of this is so helpful to me while I walk alongside my own son on his autism journey


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