There are details that need worked out and preparations that need to be made but at least the decision has been made and process started. I’ve already talked to the kids about it and they are mostly excited because they will be able to learn at their own pace and take some truly unique classes that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
The social side of things isn’t really a factor at this point because we have to stay locked down anyway. That said, their are online clubs that will be helpful until all this is over.
It’s not a perfect solution but it is the safest way for them to continue their education for now.
I’ll let you know how this progresses and what I’m looking at.
As I mentioned there are a few housekeeping things to touch on before I let you go. Interviews are starting next week for the second half of season 3 of The Autism Dad Podcast. I’m open to topic ideas, guest recommendations and sponsorships. Click the contact button below to connect.
My goal is to drop the next episode around mid-June and resume moving forward on a weekly basis.
Finally, Gavin is expecting his new mattress today and is really excited to finish setting up his room. That should arrive later this afternoon.
I’m really excited that he finally agreed to getting his mattress replaced. You can’t really push an autistic person to do something they aren’t ready to do. After seeing both his brothers get new mattresses, he decided that it might not be so bad.
Anyway, it will be an adjustment for him but it’s important to challenge his limits a bit sometimes. He is often surprised by what he’s actually capable of doing. ☺
Lastly, I’m finally pulling the trigger on a treadmill or something similar. I won’t be able to get out and take of myself the way I need to for the foreseeable future. I need something that will help me continue to improve, as well as better manage my depression. For the record, while I’m not gaining weight, I’m not losing it either. That needs to change.
This won’t happen until sometime in June. I still have to figure out what direction I want to go in and decide on the type of equipment that will work best.
Anyway, please stay safe and I’ll talk to you soon.