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



Monday, 11 November 2013

REMEMBRANCE DAY.....AND THE ASSEMBLY

Let me start off, by saying thank you to all past and present service men and women on this Remembrance Day.  Without your ongoing courage, none of us would have the freedom to rant about things on our blogs.

This Remembrance day has been somewhat different for us, when compared to ones previous.  This year was the first time that Jacob showed interest in the meaning of Remembrance Day.  And he was excited to learn that both of his great grandfathers served our country in WW2.  Mine as a field engineer, and his mothers in the Navy.  Both of whom came home when the war ended.

Naturally, we were both pleased at Jacob's desire to learn about not only his family's history, but his country's history as well.  But of course, we also knew that today would mean an extra long assembly, which we also know, can cause Jacob to lash out and eventually have a meltdown.

And of course, he did.

Jacob was very upset at having to spend the majority of his morning in an assembly, regardless of the reason or topic.  Naturally we tried to lessen his level of anxiety during lunch.  We explained the importance of today, plus the meaning of the poppy and a few other points of interest.  But nothing seemed to work.

Even as we went back to school from lunch. he was still upset, and struggling to let go of the hostility that he had from the morning.  But on a positive note, we ordered a set of Goosebumps books from Schoolastic, and they arrived in school today.  We had his EA and SERT hide them from him in order to maintain the surprise.

Now we have 1 gift for Jacob put away for Christmas, which is only (math in head) 42 days away?

But for now, we're still enjoying the day as it was meant to be enjoyed.  With family and friends while we give thanks to everyone in the military.


1 comment:

  1. I hope Jacob learns to cope with assembly better. I always loved them when I was a kid because we got out of class! :)

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