I haven’t learned why some stores seem to stress Owen out and others he can handle for a longer period of time. It is always a learning experience for me. I wonder sometimes if it is the lighting or even the way the shelves are designed.
The hardest part sometimes is when he is just truly upset and I have to finish what I’m doing. I just want to comfort him but it is so hard to explain that we need groceries or that I have to go to the drug store.
Thankful I have learned how to tell more of his triggers and I try to give him comfort early on. This journey is forever changing and I’m thankful for the people that understand Owen and help me do things for him. Acceptance is a beautiful thing and I’m thankful for the people that love and support us both!