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

Thursday, 26 January 2012


It's amazing to think that it's almost February 1st and we have no snow on the ground.  At lunch, when Jacob and I went back to school, there was a little bit of snow on people's lawns.  Now it's 3PM and would you believe it?  It's raining and all the snow is gone.  It's hard to believe that at this time of year, we're reaching for umbrellas instead of shovels.  I don't know if we'll be able to make a snow fort this winter at all.  I don't mind not having snow, just don't tell Jacob. 

This afternoon, we're proud to announce that, Jacob had an excellent afternoon at school and he has no home work to finish.  Hooray!  It's been a while since Jacob wasn't sent home with home work.  His afternoon EA told me that he also finished a 4 page math test this afternoon.  And he did it all without needing any redirection.  For Jacob, or any child with Asperger's, this is amazing.  For him to be able to focus long enough to complete that much work is incredible.  And since Jacob's EA switch, this was his first great afternoon.  Hopefully, Jacob will continue having success with 2 EAs.

Usually for Jacob, any change in routine can send his emotions into a tailspin, but not today.  Today was different.   I have to wrap this posting up because Jacob wants the computer.  At lunch time, Jacob wouldn't stop talking about the Ninja-Cowboy-Bear show that he saw at school this morning.  "I can't wait to look up Ninja-Cowboy-Bear on the computer" he keeps saying.  On second thought, I hope it does snow.  In fact, if the snow helps Jacob, I hope it snows all year round.

This is one of the Ninja-Cowboy-Bear books.  Their website is http://www.ninjacowboybear.com/

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