Frances spent the past three days going to a day camp designed for children with high functioning ASD.
With three other children, she went to a safari, two zoos and a splashpad.
The hardest part for her were the two children that she didn’t know.
We frequently have to remind her that others are learning, too, but the presence of other children at camps and at school results in a great deal of stress for her.
Yet, she needs to be around others in order to learn and to practice the skills that she is acquiring. She will find being around others less stressful when she has those skills.
There is also the matter of my needing to be rested enough in order to keep up with her and the demands of daily life, so summer day camp opportunities are helpful to the whole Pink Cup Family in that regard.
Today, we resume our regular summer schedule once again, until day camp rolls around again in August, which involves keeping Frances occupied throughout the day (and also many wonderful hugs and kisses from her).