One of our main concerns is the issue of sleep. Despite her strict bedtime routine, sleep is difficult. (As in all things, predictability and knowing what to expect is key for our girl.) In fact, just about every ASD parent with whom I have spoken has said the same: bedtime is a big issue.Continue reading “Where hides sleep…”
I chose to post this panel because it illustrates some important aspects of Frances’s life: (1) math and numbers — she is very good and very fast at math; it is her favourite subject, and she has great facility with numbers in general; (2) rules — she is rules-based in her behaviour. Rules areContinue reading “By the numbers”
Frances has been learning the piano since she was a preschooler, but only within the last couple years has she been able to play music by ear after hearing it. In fact, only within the past year has this ability been truly honed. She will play melodies that she hears with either one or bothContinue reading “Ode to Joy”
I spend a lot of my time in rooms just like this — generic, comfortably institutional — just waiting. It’s definitely not difficult for me: I can read or write to pass the time; and I certainly do not mind as it means that Frances is getting the resources that she needs. There’s just aContinue reading “Waiting “
Pink Cup Dad and I always joke that Frances doesn’t need ways to increase mobility: she is constantly active. So, it is funny but not surprising that she frequently uses Lego (and its like) of all sizes to facilitate movement.
…I love reading to Frances, and I love reading comic books, but I find that the format doesn’t really lend itself to joint reading for me. But we keep trying because she wants to do so.