As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Halloween is in the air

Now that Bryce is back in school, we can look forward to another school year, with new teachers, new SEA’s and new friends. Of course, the new school year means Halloween is near! (We already see Halloween decorations and costumes in stores!) Bryce has always enjoyed dressing up for the holiday, and enjoys spending time going and knocking on doors, and yes of course the candy! (Which of course is for Bryce only, shhh).

Each Halloween, as a family we dress up and participate together. One year we dressed as pirates and another year as super heroes where Bryce was Spiderman, Tanaya was Superwoman, and I was Wolverine.

Our themes usually have to do with something well known in that year, or something Bryce is into. A few of Bryce’s favourite video games to play are Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo DS, Super Mario Brothers Wii, and Mario Kart for Wii. He enjoys the racing, and the scenery. If you’ve played Mario Kart Wii and read Caterpillar Craziness, you can understand his passion.

This year, as it may not be obvious yet, is Super Mario!

Princess Peach, Mario, and Luigi

Every day is a great learning opportunity, and Halloween is no exception! The pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving are an excellent opportunity to spend time on activities that children enjoy like labeling, communicating, offering choices, and instructing. Our hope this year is that Bryce can master the ‘trick or treat’ without any verbal or non-verbal prompting.

I know it’s a little early, but we hope you enjoy your Halloween and spend time as a family doing a little something for the kids… and the big kids.


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