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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, 19 April 2013


Since Jacob's in school behaviour has taken a turn for the worse as of late, Shannon and I had a meeting at school this morning.  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how to move forward with getting Jacob the help/services he needs.  There was a couple of interesting developments that occurred which I felt were big enough to share.

1.  Both we, and the school SERT thought that it would be a good idea for Jacob to receive some homework each day.  Over the past month, particularly since we decided to not give Jacob homework, he's seemed confused about what good behaviour is.  When Jacob gets home from school, he'll often say that because he didn't get homework, then he must have had a good day.  But that isn't the case.

So Jacob will be receiving some homework, even if its a small amount.  The interesting thing is that he may be able to bring his school iPad home to do the work on.  Hopefully this will influence Jacob to have better days by giving him incentive to behave properly while in class.

2.  The school wold like to implement a slightly different schedule for Jacob.  Starting next week, Jacob will arrive at school about 20 minutes after school has started.  And then we will pick him up about 30 minutes earlier.

Hopefully this will eliminate some on his anxiety that brought on by a large group of kids rushing into the school at the same time.

At this point, both we, and the school are willing to try anything.  It's nice because Jacobs school is very supportive and understanding of Jacobs situation.  All we can do is stay positive, keep moving forward and hope that Jacob's behaviour takes a turn for the better, just as fast as it did for the worse.


  1. I'm sorry you guys are having to go through all of this. It a good thing your school is working with you. I hope everything eventually falls in place for Jacob. Good luck!

    1. We're certainly trying everything we can to help Jacob. But sometimes it does seem overwhelming. I couldn't imagine doing it alone, because my wife is a great mom and she does a lot. I don't know where Jacob would be without her.