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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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Things we’re working on

I think it’s safe to say that we are back into the routine of school, but some things are still under works.

To do

Bryce is still wanting to wear his favourite t-shirt and pants combo, and fights me every morning to wear it. I’ve been compromising on some days and letting him wear the shirt with different pants, or the pants with different shirt. I’m trying to get my hands on a dresser that has enough drawers for different days of the week outfits, as suggested by one of our readers. I really think that would visually help him understand.

In other news, Bryce is still obsessed with my arms when I wear long sleeved shirts to the point where I only own tank tops now. He presses his chin up against it so hard, and squeezes it with his hands, that the combination of it results in an excruciating and painful pinch. I have yet to come up with solutions for this. When I tell him to stop, and that it hurts, he says “Owwie, kiss better,” and proceeds to kiss it better, then goes right back at it and does it again.

Eating is getting better. We’re working on making a meal book for Bryce where we take pictures of meals we make to involve him in grocery shopping choices and ‘what’s for dinner’ choices. When it comes to eating, we emphasize to Bryce that the food he is eating is yummy, so he remembers that it’s yummy when it comes to eating it next time.

Those are the three things we are currently working on. If you have any advice, or suggestions, we’d love to hear them. We’re discovering more and more that regardless with the amount of language Bryce has, he is, and probably will always be, a visual thinker.

Thanks for reading,

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