Our outing to the Malte Shoppe was a huge success. On the way home we stopped at the drug store and the hardware store. We ended up walking because dad forgot to put gas in his truck. But since it is only four blocks and not really all that cold at 34 degrees, we walked. Nice to get a bit of exercise, happy that I was wearing my knee braces and had my cane with though. The other nice thing about our outing was that he didn’t steal anything, even though we were in two stores. Last year, he would have been loading up his pockets. So we met with our Partnerships Coordinator, and the mentor coordinator. It worked out very well. Nice to have some adult contact during the day, and David seemed to enjoy interacting with someone other than his old man. We bought him an ice cream
Things are good today. I am exhausted for some reason probably related to my Lupus and fibro. But otherwise things are good. David is behaving himself quite nicely, and playing one of his spelling games. I challenge him to create 4 letter words instead of three letter words. So far he is exceeding my expectations. If you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, and are in need of support, let me know. I can hook you up with an online support group. It isn’t a magical cure, but it has definitely helped me. Also, you should check out my friends Rob and Liz Gorski. Rob’s blog Lost and Tired is phenomenal. Always a good read. In a little while David and I are going on our second outing of the week. Hopefully it goes well. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Each day moves forward without prompting. We start when the rest of the kids leave the house. 8am – four kids off to school. 8:30 breakfast and clean up 9:00 play time 9:30 exercise period 10:00 study math 10:30 break 11:00 spelling lessons 11:30 – 1 lunch 1pm grammar and reading. 1:30pm. done for the day For exercise we use games on the Wii. When it gets warmer, we will go outside. We also have an exercise bike. Three times a week, we try to have an outing of some kind. Go to the store, a cafe, bank or whatever. Our day varies depending on his temperament and how he is responding. Because of the severity of the ADHD, the above schedule is very flexible. Some days we might not get started until 11am and might get done at 1. We work when he is able to focus and function.