Posts Tagged ‘Autism’
A friend of mine and my mother in law had pointed somethings out about Dakota’s artwork. I never really thought about it lots before but now I am so curious as to how does my son see things and how does he think. I am huge abstract art fan. I love lines and colors. My friend looked at Dakota’s work and said that he reminds her of Monet. My mother in law has been impressed with how matching colors can come naturally to him.
Well my son did pretty good Thursday when he had surgery. He did start to melt down some before the surgery as many people were coming in the room and strangers were talking to him. Lots of eye rolling too. Drove me crazy.
Dakota was a trooper though. The surgery went way better then expected. I didn’t like how he came out of recovery though. Kind of broke my heart that he was crying for me. I know he was probably scared and didn’t know what was going on. He just wanted to get out of the place and go home.
Well I recorded the news last night and their was no segment on autism. The minute I woke up they started talking about autism. So as you know I am glued to the TV. I started yelling at the TV at 6:30 AM and my son comes racing upstairs. My son says “Mom who are you yelling at?”. I can chuckle now but it was the TV I told him.
I was really upset last night when my Dad told me this segment was going to be on because I believe it’s giving people false hope. What really upsets me most is the fact they don’t know the cause so how can they make assumptions like this.
We had a meeting on Wednesday with the lady from the county who oversees all of Dakota’s therapies. She is there to make sure things are running ok and rules for therapy are being followed. To make sure that Dakota gets the best out of his therapy.
Dakota has been really unhappy with the 6 hours of ABA Therapy he has been getting. We have done ABA therapy for so long that I think it is time for a change. Dakota has mentioned to me that he would rather work on school work then have the ABA Therapy. See they come in the morning from 9 – 11 three days a week and by the time school starts he already has had enough where he doesn’t work at his full potential.
Well today this post is filled with some fun and some decisions I have kind of been weighing on. Let’s start with the fun stuff first. Dakota had autism therapy today, so while he was having therapy I spent some much needed time with my daughter.
We found some shaped sponges while we were out rummaging. Couldn’t beat a quarter for the bag. So today we dug out the paint and some paper and I let her go to town on sponge painting. She had a blast. Although I must say at the end she decided that her whole hand was much more fun to cover in paint. lol