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In June of 2014 my family learned that my 4 year old son was autistic. This is a window into our world. What it's like day in, and day out for an autistic child.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Help, Justin Thinks He's a Monkey

Justin has taken his love for Curious George to a whole new level. He seems to now think that he is a monkey, and acts accordingly.

He hangs upside down from the corner of the dining room table. He'll swing side to side, and hit his stomach while hanging there.

He also will run around all "crazy like" while having Curious George on his tablet.

His swinging from his sensory swing has also taken on a life of its own, he swings hanging by one leg or upside down.

Has anybody else experienced this sort of behavior with their child ?

I'm a little concerned that he doesn't know the difference between reality and tv. I don't want him to think this is "normal" behavior.

Any thoughts ?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Advocate For Justin

The school plight continues for Justin. It is absolutely ridiculous to me that I have been waiting to set up an appointment since November (2015) to re-schedule Justin's annual meeting to schedule his next year.

It gets so frustrating as a parent ! You know, it's hard enough having a special needs child. Than add in everything else (called life,) and it's so easy to just want to give up.

I had, had enough and Justin now has an advocate to assist in anything I need them to. His advocate will be attending the next meeting, whenever that is.

The worst feeling is feeling like your hands are tied, and that's exactly how I feel these days.

It angers me that if I had the money I could just hire therapists to come whenever I want. I don't think a child's progress with such therapies as speech and occupational should be dependant upon how much money you have or don't have.

Justin is making such huge strides, I'm so proud of him !

He is starting to talk, and put sentences together. Hence the urgency to get him more therapies, especially speech.

I would love to hear your struggles and frustrations !