Truthfully we have fun, our philosophy is to remember the highs and try and forget the lows. This choice makes every time we go outside a memorable day in a fantastically good way. https://myasdprincess.com/2015/09/26/5-reasons-we-continue-to-go-outside/
What a whirlwind of a month.... We have started yet another therapy journey for Jenna, and its been a fantastic eye opener for us all. The next chapter has unlocked some permission for our princess, and we have seen an... Continue Reading →
I am starting to believe that we may never truly adjust to this diagnosis. However, we now have a far better understanding of Jenna, the fluid nature of ADS. We have learned that autism is an ever changing lifelong diagnosis and sometimes a challenge for us all.
To say "Its been a tough holiday period for the princess" would be an understatement.The normality of school, bedtime, packed lunches and her gymnastic lessons create a rhythmic stability for her
It's easy to teach, discipline and model the correct and expected behavior for our own family. Although we have been really taken a hit this past few weeks from others (mostly complete strangers.)
Short post tonight...The little things , thank God for the little things.....Eating food at her request.Going to bed at the pre-arranged, agreed time.1:1 time at the park.Hanging out (even just for a minute) with her sisters.What a blessed weekend we... Continue Reading →
Much of our spare time is spent assisting her siblings understand the complexities of autism and trying to differentiate behaviors, meltdowns and 'just being a naughty kid.' We have had some little wins but all the 4 children have a point. At times it's not fair!
First day back at school for our princess, for that matter 3/4 of the tribe. Although this year has proven a bit trickier, more thought-out and planned the day itself was uneventful. The day started for Jenna at 5am and... Continue Reading →
Getting it wrong for the past 5 years I asked myself these questions: Did that lesson my abilities as a Dad? I missed the signs for Jen, what else have I missed? What did I do wrong? Why did I miss all the signals?