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
So far I'm struggling to make the most of this summer. I had my gallbladder removed two weeks ago, and I'm having complications. I'm in so much pain that I haven't been able to take Colin out like I want to. I haven't been keeping my house clean. I'm not being the wife, person, or … Continue reading Best summer, not the best yet.
Colin was diagnosed with autism 8 months ago. I feel like I learn something new about it and about him every day. He has come so far in his speech, speaking in sentences and expressing himself well. He is such a sweet little boy, but his behavior is changing. Life has been difficult lately. I'm … Continue reading We may have a diagnosis, but the journey isn’t over.
It's been a little while since I've shared. There's honestly not a whole lot to update on. I talked in the last entry about Colin and his progress, and I just read through it and it was almost as though I was reading someone else's blog, not my own. We haven't yet settled on a … Continue reading Same ole, same ole
Colin turned 3 on November 3, so I thought I'd go through some of his abilities, things he's doing in speech therapy, and new words and behaviors. Right now they're working on spatial concepts in speech therapy (in, out, up, down, etc.) He is getting the hang of "up" and "down," though he says "ut" … Continue reading Progress Report