Gavin + Puberty= Creepy

Puberty has struck our household in the form of Gavin. He has been let’s say, “sexually aggressive” for the past year or so. He goes out of his way to touch, grab or grope. Male or female it doesn’t seem to matter. He struggles with boundaries. He can be very driven to do or get …

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Gavin’s Day

Lizze drove Gavin to school this morning and decided to take Emmett John along for the ride. Once in the car Gavin begins to yell at Lizze because we “wake him up” in the morning for school. He got pretty angry when she said that we weren’t going to stop waking him up in the …

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300 Questions

Lizze and I have been working on a 300 question intake for the autism clinic for Emmett John. We didn’t realize just how many things Emmett John wasn’t doing until we started answering these question. Actually is was really depressing to realize this. I guess it’s becoming more and more real as we go on. …

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No sleepy for the weary

Emmett John was up most of the night screaming again. He doesn’t sound like he is in pain. He just wakes up out of a dead sleep screaming. Maybe night terrors? I don’t know. I do know that it needs to stop or I will lose what little is left of my mind. My mom …

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Open Mouth. Insert Foot.

I just want to say that I am really putting it out there with this blog post. Today the proverbial “sh@t” hit the fan. Gavin was really struggling today. We were repeating ourselves over and over. He kept doing things to get himself in trouble. We would correct him and it seemed like 5 mins …

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Gavin: The big little brother

As time goes by it becomes more and more apparent that Gavin (although the oldest) is the little brother to Elliott Richard. I was watching them play together (they have to be supervised) and Gavin will do something to Elliott Richard to upset him like the other day he said ” Elliott it’s nothing personal …

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