It's been a couple weeks since my last blog post, which can be taken as something positive. Normally I post about strange or difficult situations that we've gone through, but the past couple weeks have been pretty normal?
Maybe it's because the dog days of summer have a way of making an aspie child feel more relaxed. Or maybe its just the calm before the storm. In four short weeks, it will be September, which means back to school. I know, that for many parents its the most wonderful time of the year, but for us, it has often been much more stressful.
Jacob is going into grade 4, which is apparently when the real work begins. Jacobs math and social skills are steadily improving, but still seem to be a little behind. And this year the entire school schedule will be completely different than anything even Jacobs grandmother was used to.
There is some positives that are shaping up for us here too. Jacobs mad plan seems to be having a good effect on his behaviour and his token board seems to be helping Jacob gain some control over his outbursts. All we can do is hope that these new found skills will be able to carry into the classroom.
But until the first day of school, we'll just try and enjoy the rest of the summer, all the while helping Jacob to progress further when it comes to his emotions. And since we're experienced parents of a child with an ASD, we as always, are ready for anything.
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Hi everyone and thanks for visiting our blog. My wife and I created this blog to chronicle our experience while raising a son with Asperger's syndrome. Since our son was diagnosed with an ASD at age 5, we've had a lot of questions. Lucky for us we have a great support network in place. And our blog gives us an opportunity to share what we've learned with our readers. We hope you find our blog informative and interesting. Thanks again for visiting.
"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980