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

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


I can't wait for the Summer.
Where has the month of April gone?  I can't believe that tomorrow is May 1st and honestly, to us, it feels long overdue.  The month of April has been quite difficult for Jacob and the anxiety/stress of it all has been clearly visible in his face.  Since the start of March, Jacob has refused to do anything positive during the morning session at school.  But after a scheduling change in his school day, things seem to be moving in a much better direction.

Now on to the good news.  Since Friday of last week, Jacob has had 3 consecutive mornings at school that have been both positive and productive.  He's been much calmer and he's done more work during the morning the past 3 days, than he's done all year.  He still has rough patches, but this is a wonderful change from all the negativity.  We understand that uncontrollable feelings will always be in Jacob's life, we just want to put as much time as possible between each problem.

The really strange thing is, that Jacob's behaviour improved just as quickly as it went sour.  And the reasons for the changes are unknown.  This is something that many parents like me face on a daily basis, but we've never had such a long string of poor behaviour since Jacob was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 5.  Since Jacob's behaviour at school went south, we've tried everything we could possibly think of to help remedy the situation.  We tried changing his diet, his schedule at home and school, we changed his bedtime, his after school activities and much more.  So even though we have no explanation for the positive change, we can't be happier with the latest trend.

At this point, we have to stay positive and take things day by day.  We hope that this behviour trend continues, and lasts throughout the rest of the school year.  And we as a couple, are continuing to attend almost every workshop or seminar that we can.  Not surprisingly, we've already learned many things in dealing with Jacob's behaviour.  So clearly all the hard work by all of us is paying off one way or another.  We just hope that there aren't too many in the Summer.


  1. I am so glad to hear Jacob is doing better. It can be very stressful as parents when they aren't doing well.

    1. There's nothing worse for a parent when their child has a high level of frustration. Because kids like ours often have a hard time letting things go. We think that this summer will do wonders for Jacob, because each of the past summers, he's grown up so much.