Thursday, Colin had another OT appointment. The OT attempted to have him sit at a table and cut/clip things on paper. When that was a shit show, she asked how often he sits at the table, and about structure at home. Which, to be honest, we don't have much of. He doesn't really have a … Continue reading Sensory Snafoos
Yesterday Colin had an intake appointment for occupational therapy. It went well, and he qualifies for services. Well, during the appointment, Colin started sensory seeking. He was head-butting, hitting us, jumping off of objects, throwing himself to the ground. He was really struggling, and I felt helpless. I don't know how to calm him when … Continue reading Magic
When Colin was diagnosed with autism last October, the doctor recommended speech therapy, ABA, developmental preschool, and at the follow up she put in a referral for OT. I'm a full time nursing school. I'm in class/lab/clinical 20 hours a week, and then another 10-20 hours a week of study time. That's a full time … Continue reading Tough decisions
I know I don't have a "normal child," but when does that ever stop surprising me? Or hurting? I love my child more than anything, but I get so excited to do things with him, and then they're just a huge let down. We took him to the fireworks last night. It wasn't terrible. He … Continue reading I don’t know what I’m doing.
I have been considering getting Colin on some waiting lists for ABA therapy. I have a friend that I've known for about 20 years, but haven't talked to since high school who mentioned on her facebook that she's an ABA therapist. So I messaged her and asked her about therapy and if Colin may benefit … Continue reading This isn’t Italy.
I took Colin to a water fountain (kind of like a splash park, the kids play in it) with his best friend yesterday. He's afraid of water, he hates it in his face, but he had fun. He looked like he was running through a field of landmines toward the end lol, but he loves … Continue reading Fun until it’s not.
Today Colin and I went to McDonald's. We were going to go through the drive-thru, but he asked to go in. We ordered, and then he ate some of his chicken nuggets and went to play. He didn't play with any of the children (though there weren't many there), and he spent a lot of … Continue reading Acceptance