I took Emmett to occupational therapy this past Tuesday, only to find out that this is his last session. I had no idea this is what was going to happen and frankly, I’m not sure what to think.
Having said that, it’s not uncommon to take a break from things during the Summer and pick things back up in the Fall.
Unfortunately, that’s not the plan, at least not at this point. They billed this whole thing as graduation. We can always re-evaluate in the future but they feel Emmett can use the skills he’s learned to get through the Summer/rest of his life.
I didn’t make a big deal out of this at the time because Emmett was upset enough, and I wanted to get him through this before figuring out what to do. I also wanted to talk to Lizze and make sure we were both on the same page before deciding on an approach.
The more I think about this, the more upset I get. Kids in the Autism Spectrum need these services on an ongoing basis. It’s a support service for a reason.
Occupational therapy helps him better navigate his world. It obviously can’t go on forever, but the kids only eight years old. I’ll keep you updated on how we handle this unexpected twist.
Either way, I have some pictures to share from his last occupational therapy session.