Archive for the ‘Autism’ Category
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.
Last weekend I want to a transition conference sponsored by YIPPE, which is Youths in Partnership with Parents Empowerment, it a series of five conferences. This was our first month and it was simply more amazing then I thought it could be. This months topic was about IEPs.
Most of you who follow my blog know that my son has high functioning autism and has a cognitive disability. Well we had a neuropysch appointment a year or two ago and I based all my teaching around that. Well we have now hit high school and he is a freshman. I have been working with DVR as we are getting ready for transition and he is involved in a program with them. Well she hooked me up with the special education center at our technical college.
For me life gets so busy with the hustle and bustle of our days that I sometimes forget to remember the tender moments. The tender moments are ones that makes us smile and for a minute forget the struggles we deal with from autism on a daily basis.
Memorial Day for us was an absolute amazing day! It didn’t start out great but it did change our whole day. It was a day where we stepped out of our comfort zones, to deal with crowd of people, siblings actually got a long (at least until the ride home), social interaction, no asking when are we leaving (except for the very end), and fun was had by all. This really was not a normal day for us. We don’t normally get this great of day. It is definitely something to hang on to and smile about.
The last couple weeks we have had bumps in the road. We make so much progress and then we go backwards. Right now is the time we are going backwards. It’s frustrating but we will get through it. Seizures and high blood pressure are the bumps in the road right now.