Talking, Writing and Drawing

Some big positive changes are happening with Johnny right now re: talking, writing and drawing. At first glance you might see a lot of lines or scribbles but Johnny is holding the crayons in the adult grasp (2 first fingers and thumb) instead of his fist and this is a big step forward and hard…

My Little Boy Found A Piece of Heaven….

We were at our city’s museum to take the children to the special fun exhibit on Dinosaurs when my Curious George decided he wanted to explore more of the big old building. Johnny noticed that the ceiling of one part of the building’s atrium had a beautiful mosaic that was from the nave of an…

He drew ME !

  We were sitting around the table with paper and crayons when Johnny started drawing his favourite subject trees. It is Fall and lots of yellow and red leaves falling from the big maple trees. “I’m drawing trees. Red trees.” Big smiles. “A green tree and a yellow tree.” Then Johnny grabbed the red crayon…

IEP meeting and the unexpected

  We had our IEP meeting nearly two weeks ago and we left with the realization that our work has only just begun and it is onging. Johnny is doing well being integrated into a regular Senior Kindergarten classroom.  He transitions well between activities, follows the lead of the other children, tries to do all…

Standing In Line

    I was grocery shopping with my daughter when we went to the check outs. The line ups were long and moving slowly. I looked down to the farthest checkout where I thought there was a line up and there wasn’t anymore. Is the cashier closing? I quickly check and its then that I…

IEP or let’s see where the magic happens

It’s IEP time of year. For the uninitiated that is “Individual Education Plan” where the teacher and support staff along with input from parents come up with goals and accommodations so that the student can meet those goals.  We are having a meeting on Monday with the Autism team, classroom teacher and Principal to discuss…

Mommy Pull It Out

Three weeks ago Johnny lost his first tooth and yes that’s one little proud happy little boy posing for the camera showing off. I noticed one day that his one tooth seemed a bit off centre and that there was a bigger gap between the teeth. I asked Johnny if his tooth felt funny and…

Thank You For Stopping By….

  This morning when I sat down to write I was surprised and humbled at the same time.   Thank you for stopping by.  Seeing the map of where my visitors pop  in from reminds me that Autism is everywhere.  Our community is not just in our neighbourhood, our city, or country but is everywhere…

Cowboy and Jack O Lanterns

This was the first year that I can whole heartedly say that Johnny REALLY enjoyed Halloween.  He had a big smile plastered on his face and he didn’t seem full of anxiety like he usually does when it comes to trick or treating.  When he got off the school bus on Halloween he practically tackled…

Pumpkin Patch Treasure

  When I picked Johnny up at school after the school kindergarten field trip to the farm,  the EA told me that his backpack was extra heavy because the children were allowed to pick out a pumpkin in the patch and bring one home.  Farm visit post here: http://wp.me/p1KVmo-E0 “Johnny’s is on the green side so…