Posts Tagged ‘Autism’

Transition Planning Timelines for Grades 8 – 12

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.

Changing Curriculum Again!! Why Didn’t I Think of This Sooner??

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.

Tender Moments in Autism

Tender Moments In Autism

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.

Just When I Thought We Were Doing Fine…. BAM Steps Backward

Just when I thought everything was going well and we were making some progress….BAM got slapped in the face with my son having seizures. I was going to write about what our homeschool week was like last week but instead I have decided to write about what is going on.

Our Week Of Homeschool – Earth Day and New Program Started

Our Week of Homeschool

This week has been a pretty good week. We made good time with book work. We had a great Homeschool Theme Day this week. We took off Friday from our regular day to have some fun with Earth Day. My son also started a new program this week. I also changed how I do work with the kids. I use to alternate between the two and it seems to make my day take longer. So now Mondays and Tuesdays I start with my son and get his work done and proceed to my daughter. Then Thursday and Friday I work with my daughter and then my son.

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