September 6, 2011

Back to School: Routines and Schedules

Today was my oldest son's first day of High School. Time has flown by! This will be a schedule that all of the family will have to get used to.  I will most likely hear from BP when I pick him up from school today: "Where are we going? Can we go home?" It's almost certain, especially when are driving an unusual route that he is not familiar with. But after a few times he should be okay with it. It's the homework routine after school that's the kicker, but that is for my next post. Stay tuned.

September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day Holiday!

Happy Labor Day everyone.  Please make it best of what ever you choose to do today. Even if it just sitting down with your family to play a simple board game.  Our family will just enjoy a mostly relaxed day.  We usually don't do much.  Doing something socially is a big outing that needs to be planned and told to BP way before. Over stimulation is a biggie.  Also where we reside, EVERYONE usually heads to the beach.  Crowds of people and BP don't mix. I don't think I works for me either. Tip for today: If you do go out and if your child is like mine, don't extend your welcome.  When they have had enough, it's time to go. 

I guess I should reintroduce myself, since it's been so long.  I am a 40-something Mom of two wonderful boys, My oldest is starting his first day of High School tomorrow and BP (I will refer to my son using his intitials for privacy reasons) who has ASD is in the 4th grade now. He is verbal and a very funny boy who loves the computer,Godzilla, and other monstrous creatures.   That is just a shorten version.  I started this blog back when Brendan was just beginning Kindergarten.  He has been in the same school district and I know I am fortunate when I say that his school district is Awesome.  I feel for many of you parents that are constantly struggling with all the red tape of trying to place your children in a school that will suit them and you!  My advice:
  • Please don't give up. 
  • Be an advocate for your children.
  • Do your research.
Enjoy the Holiday with your family today because tomorrow is just another day. Take care.

September 3, 2011

My Triumphant Return is coming...

I am not new to blogging nor I am new to procrastination.  I am on facebook daily and I would like to post about my experiences of raising a family.  I want my blog to be a reflection of who I am, not have to minimize my feelings and try to connect again with other Moms and Dads of special needs families.  Being a mother of a child with Autism is quite the challenge and I need a place to vent, share experiences, and maybe help some other parents who are new to the world of Autism.  On my personal FB page I am careful not to whine or complain, but man some days are just (insert word here).  So with that being said I soon will be up and running.  Forgive my long absence.  I attend to make a FB page for my personal blog as well.  Please be patient and excuse the mess. :) Have a great evening.