Dad’s are supposed to be able to fix things. I can’t fix this. I can’t undo the damage caused by a selfish woman who did not think of her unborn child when she proceeded to get herself loaded up on drugs.
David has been on a plan. This relates to behaviors they display in the residence hall. As a result he was at risk of losing part of his pass / visit with me. I am not complaining. My reality is that if he is exhibiting behaviors, and I am in town, then he loses pass time. My rules. It is harsh. But he is being held accountable for his behavior. So when I found out he was on a plan, I was a bit leery of how any pass would go. Imagine my surprise. The pass was incredible. No issues. We ate supper in the dining hall, and it reminded me a lot of military mess halls. He ate 90% of his supper, which I gather is unusual. His meds take away much of his appetite so he basically eats and gets rewarded for doing so. When David was at
David is really struggling over the last 24 hours. A majority of it is his response to his primary staff leaving. That he formed that strong a bond with someone is important. So while I understand that his behaviors are negative right now, maybe we need to look at it from a different angle. He formed an attachment of some kind with someone. This has only happened a couple of times in his life that I know of. So this is huge! Is it appropriate? Maybe not always, but it should still be celebrated. So we are trying to work with David and the staff at the facility to show David that it is ok. That how he feels is ok. With the Autism, David doesn’t understand sadness. He understands how different emotions get him different things, but he doesn’t understand emotions. So the key is to show him that