Today is Rodeo Vacation...I know, I know, if you live anywhere else int he country or world, you are like, HUH? In Tucson, all the kids get the last Thursday and Friday off from school to go to the rodeo parade and watch the rodeo...yee-haw. Can you feel my excitement?
Routine is important for many many people...routine is sacred and vital for people on the autism spectrum. One of the things we are constantly trying to teach Kai is flexibility, but if he is having an off day...an our-of-sync day and swinging and jumping on the trampoline don't seem to "reboot" his system....whew.
Today is one of those days....a day when I am reminded that he does indeed still have autism. It's like the days "before" we had an early intervention program and support systems in place. But it is actually a whole lot better because I knew what strategies to use to try and help him...like jumping and swinging. Hannah, our amazing and wonderful nanny who has been with us for the past month, so that I can work on my business and is the only reason I have the ability to write this right now, brought up a good point as well...he didn't have Sensory Integration therapy yesterday...add that in with the disruption in our schedule (no school yesterday and today) and we have a "Before" day on our hands. What is going to happen when there is no early intervention at all for anyone? That scares me. Ok, I want to end on a good note, so here is a a collage of "Before" early intervention and an "After" collage I made for Kai for his pre-school class several months ago.
Early Intervention works.
Today will be okay...thank goodness for Hannah...and for HAB with Stephanee later this afternoon. *hugs* ~Michelle