He’s a BAD boy

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? ? “He’s a BAD boy” the little girl in Johnny’s class says very loudly while we are all sitting around the lunch tables at the Pumpkin Patch farm. Silence. Who is she talking about? I look over at Johnny who is happily sitting at the lunch table…

Grade 2 Begins With Change

  A new school year is always filled with change as students start a new grade and get to know new teachers, but this year has a special beginning. Princess, Johnny’s little sister began Junior Kindergarten this September. She is now in full time all day kindergarten and rides the school bus with her brother…

Its okay to let it go….

I was preparing lunch and Johnny was standing beside me when I heard him sing this… Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door It was from the Disney movie Frozen. He had seen the movie twice by this point…

Graduating Kindergarten

*From the Archives*  June 25th 2013 Johnny graduated from kindergarten today. There was a special ceremony for the children with all the parents invited in the school’s library.  Johnny was so happy and had such a big smile on his face when he was prompted to enter the room and do his procession to the…

What We Did In The Kindergarten Years

A few weeks ago I was asked to be part of a workshop for parents of special needs children specifically Autism regarding the transition from preschool to kindergarden at Johnny’s former preschool.  I wrote about it here http://wp.me/p1KVmo-1xT  and here http://wp.me/p1KVmo-1y5 I’ve had a few questions over the last 2 years about this on my blog…

What I Didn’t Say

Last Wednesday night I went back to a place that was a home for Johnny.  A safe zone if you will and the first place that truly understood him and helped him move foreward.  As I walked through the front doors of Johnny’s Developmental Preschool,  I saw familiar faces but I didn’t feel like the…

Pondering What To Share

I have been invited to participate in parents panel workshop regarding the transition from preschool to Kindergarten specifically when you have a child that is Autistic.  35 parents have registered to attend and they’re all very nervous about navigating the next step.  I remember how it felt for me and my husband leaving the cocoon…

Look Mamma I Can Dance :)

Yesterday my little boy was in his first school concert.  My little boy who is Autistic.  My little boy who loves to sing (even before he could talk) but who I never see dancing.  My little boy who has trouble with loud noise or loud music.  My little boy who can get distracted by too…

Last Day At School For Children With Developmental Challenges

  I cried.  I knew I would when I said goodbye to Johnny’s teacher.  The school and his teachers have done so much for him and showed to us, his parents, how important early intervention is for a child diagnosed with Autism. One day when his teacher reads this I want her to know how much…

He was just a little boy in Kindergarten

  On Wednesday morning Johnny’s afternoon teacher visited his public school junior kindergarten class to observe, learn, and colloborate with his teachers and Autism team. Johnny had a wonderful morning and made his teacher that has worked with him since February of last year once we got the diagnosis very very proud of him. If…

He’s a BAD boy

    “He’s a BAD boy” the little girl in Johnny’s class says very loudly while we are all sitting around the lunch tables at the Pumpkin Patch farm. Silence. Who is she talking about? I look over at Johnny who is happily sitting at the lunch table surrounded by his classmates. Of course she…

First days of school

Johnny first days of school have gone really well. He was so excited to put on his school uniform and his back pack for the first time that he only got anxious and teary eyed when he started seeing some of classmates get very upset along with worried parents standing around the classroom and not…