How we handle one of our kids with #Autism being home from school



It was a rough night but I did get some sleep and so did Elliott. Having said that, we had Mr. Emmett throw a wrench into our plans today because he woke up not feeling good. 

Emmett loves school and so faking an illness to stay home isn’t his thing. 

His stomach was upset and there was no getting him to do anything. Lizze and I kept him home because we didn’t know what else to do. It’s really frustrating because Emmett struggles with expressive language in a very big way. Gaining insight into what he’s experiencing is no easy task. 



Sometimes we can only step back and look at everything as a whole, making a decision based on our best guess. 
Emmett’s home from school and when one of our kids are home from school, they are limited in what they can do during the time they would have been in class. 

We are allowing Emmett to rest and watch Netflix but no YouTube. He lives on YouTube so this has a much bigger impact than it may sound like. 

The idea behind this is that in the event someone is home from school and there’s no obvious illness, limiting their activities during school hours, forces them to rest and in the event they are playing us, it eliminates the payoff of faking it.. 



In the absence knowing anything for sure, this seems like the most appropriate approach. 

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About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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