I am to the point with my son where we are starting to focus on transitioning. I don’t know how far we will get, but time surely has all the answers. I have been struggling trying to figure out what he wants to do after high school. I am not even sure he really knows. I tried setting up different electives that he picked but then it just kind fizzled out on the interest. It’s been rather frustrating at times. I know I have mentioned a few times about the conferences at Yippie. One of the things I found very handy was a Transition Planning Timeline. This has give me a new focus on how and what to put emphasis on. This can start as early as Grades 8 – 9. The hand out I did receive I found to be very helpful. Most of you following my blog know that my son has autism and a cognitive disability. So this is something we are slowly starting to work on.
Earlier this month I attended the second weekend of a 5 month series on transition your child with special needs into adult hood. I have really enjoyed these conferences as they are a wealth of information, great networking for parents and youth. Your head is swimming with information by the time you leave that it actually takes a while to process and let it all sink in.
What little girl doesn’t like to do hair and make up? My daughter loves to do different hair styles on her dolls as well as play with make up. I was really excited to be able to surprise her with the MyTown Beauty Spa Saloon App. It’s all the things she likes to do. The app itself is geared for ages 3-13. I think any age can really enjoy this app.
Dr Panda is one of my daughters favorite collections of apps. I don’t think there is an app that has been made that she hasn’t liked. If your not familiar with Dr. Panda they have many different apps out for kids that are enjoyable and engaging. Hoopa City 2 is the most recent app that just came out. My daughter was squeeling with excitement when she found it on the iPad.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to really reflect on all the blessings and being Thankful. Although we should be thankful throughout the year. I have so many things to be thankful for this year. Next year will be an even bigger year to be thankful. Can’t go into details right now but when the time is right I will share the news.