Wow, it's been a while. There's quite a bit to update about. I'll try to remember where I left off. In November 2017 he started preschool. He does all right there. He has an IEP in place, and he's been making amazing progress with it. He's been in ST and OT since September, and he … Continue reading A bullet point update
I've recently decided to take a long break from facebook. I've been off for three weeks, and I am liking the break, but I'm missing being able to post the funny things my kid says. I like using this blog to talk about the challenges we face, which can be intense sometimes, but I also … Continue reading Funny kid. Idea?
I have never been a very organized person. Before nursing school and Colin's diagnosis, I never had a calendar or planner and I honestly never felt the need. Sure, I missed occasional doctor's appointments, but generally I knew where I was supposed to be and the expectations on me weren't overwhelming. Well, now they are. … Continue reading Until the hard things become the easy things…
I am the worst updater. SO much has happened for us recently, and I wish I had been documenting it as it happened because it would have been interesting to be able to look back at the journey while we were in it. But alas, I am a nursing student and an autism mom and … Continue reading An exciting update!
Classes start on Monday, and we've already gotten our reading. Over 100 pages due Monday and I've read like 3. I am exhausted and burnt out. This week we got a taste of what life is going to be like starting next week. Colin has OT Monday morning, ST Tuesday morning, and next week is … Continue reading Struggles
I'm beginning to wonder if I'm asking too much from a daycare to be able to provide occasional one on one attention to my child when he is struggling in that environment. If it's too much for me to expect that instead of deeming him "bad" or that he "had a bad day," I can … Continue reading Daycare Drama
I start classes again for the nursing program in 10 days. That means Colin goes to daycare again in 10 days. I'm freaking. I have had so many issues with this daycare because they just do not get Autism at all. And they're so overwhelmed by the amount of children they have that they can't … Continue reading Nerves