In my latest blog, I discuss how having auditory processing disorder has caused our family to change what otherwise would be a typical religious activity of hearing the shofar, or ram’s horn, blown during the Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, holiday.
But as with many things that come with raising autistic children holiday traditions are some of the things you change. Holidays: Permission Granted to Celebrate as You Please.
The days are getting shorter, and the shadows are getting longer. Rosh Hashanah is around the corner.
Growing up I remember being taught that on Rosh Hashanah it is a mitzvah to hear shofar.
No, we are not dealing with an emotional trauma. This pain is caused by a physical, yet unseen disability: Auditory processing disorder. A disability, that can stand alone, but is very common in those with autism spectrum disorders.