Brave.

I’ve noticed how the monkey has been getting more and more frustrated for his lack of communication. As he gets older, his needs are increasing and we struggle to understand them. Today, he woke up extra frustrated. He was trying to tell us something and as much as we kept asking him, we didn’t know…

Wrestling & Autism

Our schedule so far: 1:30 a.m. – monkey fully awake, hubby wakes up to be with him 2:00 – monkey’s hungry. Eats 6 chicken nuggets 3:30 – I take over so hubby can sleep 4:00 – he’s thirsty… 4:30 – he wants to play with the dogs 5:00 – he’s still bouncing off the walls…

The Can’ts.

We had our ARD meeting last Friday and it was rough. We were discussing where our monkey will be heading to next year. The three options were presented to me. The one that the committee picked was SLU – Structured Learning Unit. The reason? His behavior. He struggles to stay seated. He struggles to want…

Friend

As I see my son play in the backyard and jump the trampoline while our doggies chase him, I can’t help but feel a desire for him to have a friend. πŸ’™

Beautiful.

My husband is a high school teacher and for the month of April, he is spearheading an autism awareness campaign. His students have been working for about a month where they stay after school to work on posters. For April 2nd, Autism Awareness Day, their goal will be to have students sign a pledge where…

We found it.

Update on our fight with the school district: If you all remember, we submitted a few complaints to the school questioning why we were never notified that my son was restraint (according to legal framework regulations). The witness saw that the teacher was hurting my son, she went and notified the principal, and the principal…

Proud.

The monkey was awarded Student of the Month Award. I thought about this and thought “Really?” I have the teacher’s and principal’s notes discussing my son’s behavior from February and it hasn’t been good. Truth be told they are bad. But in all honesty, he’s been going thru a difficult time and yet he still…

Today is a good day.

Today was a good day. My monkey didn’t have a single meltdown. He wasn’t overwhelmed nor felt like fighting off anyone at school. And here at home, all he wants is to play with us. He wants us to tickle him and cuddle with him. Today is a good day. And God knows we needed…

A Rough One

Today was a rough one. I got a call from the principal that my monkey bit his teacher twice, pretty bad. They had to send her to get checked. They brought in the pre-k teacher next door to be in the class. When my husband and I arrived at school, he was calm. Sitting on…

A little bit of understanding.

This election season is the first time my daughter is able to vote. Yesterday was the last day of early voting. And she was very excited. I promised her we would go together. My husband had stuff to do at work, so it was the three of us headed to the polls. And as you…