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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980

Friday, 27 January 2012


It's been 2 weeks since Jacob first had to deal with the change of EA's at school.  The first week was one of his worst in a few months, but the second week however, was one of his best ever.  We can't believe the positive turn around.  This week Jacob received:


What a fantastic week it turned out to be.  In the past, when faced with such a huge change, Jacob would have needed close to a month to fully adjust.  Now, when faced with a huge change, he only needs a week.  And when we consider how huge the change was, it's kind of surprising.  Hopefully this is a sign that as Jacob has gotten older, he's become better equipped to adapt to change.  This is also a good indication to us that Jacob is starting to understand and control his emotions.  Even last year in grade 1, a change this big would have brought outbursts filled with tears, but now it seems that Jacob can effectively regulate his feelings when we're not around.

I think after Jacob's great week, we'll take a stroll up to the AGH this weekend. On Saturday, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is opening up a new exhibit.  It's called William Kurelek: The Messenger (Canadian, 1927-1977).  Kurelek's work looks great from what I've seen on the AGH website.  Hopefully it won't be as busy on Sunday as it probably will be Saturday.  Jacob's favourite exhibits are still on, so we might be able to influence him to let us check out the new one.  We'll be sure to post afterwards. 

Here is the Art Gallery of Hamilton's website http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/


Both paintings by William Kurelek

1 comment:

  1. When they have those good weeks it is AMAZING. I find myself always waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I need to learn to be in the moment more. When things are GOOD, they're GOOD.