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Born Anxious is a homegrown clothing label with two objectives, to make the clothes as comfortable as possible, whilst also remaining planet friendly, and to hold important information that will aim to help not only the child, but also the caregiver as well when required. As an autism mum myself, I have thought about what could help me and other caregivers whilst trying to be as generic as possible within the designs, alongside giving those the opportunity to personalise their products as well.


If your happy and you know, it flap your hands 💙

If your happy and you know, it flap your hands 💙

Theres one thing I will never do and that’s stop my child stimming  or displaying Autistic behaviour in public, you wanna stare ? Cool💙 we’re being who we are ,shame your being who you really are !with your eyes and judgy face , while standing there like your not really an ignorant arsehole , I know different, I see you , I can see your soul it’s not pretty ! My child makes you feel uncomfortable and you know what I don’t care .

This doesn’t happen very often in the corner of Kent we live in ,we are met with kindness and acceptance, but a few times now we have experienced hostility, because my sons behaviour makes people feel uncomfortable but  he’s expressing himself or regulating himself so im not stopping him .

Self stimulating behaviours( stimming) and regulating behaviours present differently amongst Autistic children, and some display more than others , some of the behaviours include hand flapping , spinning, rocking repetitive behaviours, for Oscar it presents as spinnning , rocking,  and occasional handflapping ,if Anxious, banging his head and biting himself , if he feels distressed he will emotionally become removed and absorb himself in a book, he has 4/5 go too books he has memorised and will intently read these, and rub the pictures or scratch them , these books are worn out! They are a safety net for him, as they are familiar he will also recite the alphabet and if interrupted will start again , again this is predictable fir him it doesn’t change the alphabet is what it is .

Another stim of oscars is he holds objects to the corner of his eye , and moves it quickly he also looks out the corner of his eye if we are moving this gives him sensory feedback .

I’m not concerned by this behaviour as he’s expressing his feelings and regulating , I would rather that than him internalise it , as he grows he will develop more coping strategies, but stimming and associated behaviours are all part of him and his diagnosis and there part of him and I love them , they remind me how special and unique he is 💙💙

Im always mindful to allow time for Oscar to be Autistic it’s important it allows him to regulate himself .

 

http://www.autism-help.org/behavior-stimming-autism.htm 

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Learning how to let things go🌟🌈

Learning how to let things go🌟🌈

Oscars really developing an imagination and it’s wonderous 💙

Oscars really developing an imagination and it’s wonderous 💙

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