Seriously?

Seriously, who ever said that “as a parent you should have endless patiences with your kids” clearly didn’t have an Autistic child. I recognise the fact that I need more patiences but I’ve got none left. True Story: The other day I was going through the drive thru and when asked what I wanted I …

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Autism and Accountability

Accountability. I touch on the gap between the emotional and physical age of Gavin in my last post. One of the things we struggle with as special needs parents is accountability. With a child like Gavin, how do you hold them accountable? Gavin is physically 10 years old and into puberty. However, Gavin’s emotional age …

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Changes…

Gavin is changing. His mannerisms have completely changed. They way he talks is very mechanical now. His face moved like a bad animatronic machine from an old movie. I don’t know if this a side effect of the new anti-psychotics but it is very concerning. We have an appointment in a few days but we …

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Sad Realization

I came to a depressing realization today. I was reminded. of just how infantile Gavin is. The reality is that Gavin is a 2 year old in a 10 year olds body. Elliott Richard is more emotionally mature. When you get past Gavin’s physical size/age and look at him for who he is you see …

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Voices

Gavin is hearing voices again. This most likely means his new meds aren’t working. He has spent most of the day in his room due to safety and behavioral issues. Every once in a while he shouts down and answers a question we never asked him. He also asks if we called him because he …

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Gavin’s Horror Stories

Gavin has been telling Elliott Richard horror stories. We keep correcting Gavin and even punishing him but he just keeps doing it. Gavin earned himself oatmeal last night because he thought ER would like to hear about vampires. So he told ER that vampires come out at night and bite your neck so they can …

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