Just keep writing until you have expressed yourself and got out somethings you only knew subconsciously. However, then reducing the free writing into a poem distills everything into something manageable.
You are your child’s advocate in any level of planning meetings, the professionals do want good things for your child. But it is within the framework of what is best for themselves and their institution. My son required quite extensive interventions when he was younger. In home therapy, early childhood, speech, OT, etc. We were … Continue reading Advocate, Advocate, Advocate
Mental illness is just that. An illness. We don’t make fun of a person with cancer. We do not shun them or think them as weird. Mental illness is not the person’s fault.
That info is great for guidance, but for every generalization made (yes by me included, there are just as many exceptions).
Try to forgive them immediately. However, be direct and even firm with letting them know your reaction
Those behaviors may need to be ignored. However, we need to make sure the person behind those behaviors are also not ignored.
Adult Supervision John Elder Robison, author of Look Me In The Eyes, talked about his asperger's syndrome going undiagnosed. A great book and in it he talks about the adults being the only ones that interacted with him due to his social skills. People with autism can be challenging. However, as adults, we can handle … Continue reading Adult Supervision
(disclaimer: I am going to generalize for simplicity sake. Autism affects every person different. They have their own set of skills and deficits, like everyone). Remaining calm: One of the significant problems of autism is the sensory. They do not filter out input the way a typical person does.That is why you will see a … Continue reading Autism- Some Thoughts