“I know it isn’t what you taught me to do, but it’s what I find works in this society: hide your anxiety about change.”- Frances (12 yrs., 10 mos.) #asd #aspergers #autism
Every summer, we have the opportunity to have a support worker, through a local non-profit organization, take Frances out into the community for fun activities and maybe to socialize. It is, of course, considered respite for the family, and we’ve never told Frances. I really do think of it as a great opportunity for herContinue reading “Please, do not say that!”
It would seem that my posts have slowed down…But, don’t worry, I haven’t abandoned my posting. (Haha, see what I did there?) Life does get busy here, but I do want to write more often. This is my goal! Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share something that I’ve just noticed and which I think isContinue reading ““I’m going through changes…””
Someone suggested politely that people tell her the truth, and, well, Frances did.
The weather here has been ridiculously cold. We’ve all bundled up under extra blankets for windchills in the -20s and -30s. We’re approaching the end of January, and, unfortunately, Frances has been pretty sick for much of the month which has prevented her from enjoying the snow whenever it appeared. In fact, my highly active,Continue reading “This must be Thursday…”
“Mummy, I don’t like uncertainty in my life…I run on a schedule.”
I have to do a lot of convincing to get Frances on board with the idea of going to social groups. Usually, she will say things like, “I don’t mind groups; I just don’t like the people.” Though it sounds funny to us, she is quite serious. She always has at least one group ongoing.Continue reading “Purposeful activity…”