Category: Emmett John



Emmett learned a valuable lesson today

Most of our day was spent watching Emmett’s martial arts tournament, inside a cramped, hot gym. While it didn’t take as long as last year, it still felt like we were there forever. Emmett was in group 9 and group 11. This meant he had a long wait before it… Read more »



Patiently waiting for his turn

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We’re about an hour into the tournament and Emmett is one of the last to go. He’s always in the last group. I’m sure how they group the kids, but I don’t think it’s alphabetically. Anyway, Emmett is waiting patiently.



My #Autistic son has a therapeutic Martial Arts tournament today

Emmett is so anxious about his Martial Arts tournament this morning; he’s been up since 4 AM. His mood is a bit all over the place, and it’s been a super fun morning thus far. We’re leaving in a few minutes, and we will probably be there for most of… Read more »



It’s been a really, really long day

It’s been a long day here in The Autism Dad household. We had Gavin to the Cleveland Clinic, and he ended having a surprise EEG. His doctor is concerned about his level of confusion, and I guess this will provide him with some insight. Gavin did great, but we won’t… Read more »



We’re seeing some concerning behavior

Tonight’s therapy was focused on Emmett and his struggles with frustration. There are a ton of moving parts to this situation and to further complicate things; we can likely add puberty to the mix as well. We think that we may have to adjust his ADHD meds as well. He’s… Read more »



Coping with Frustration

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The boys had a great day at school today and that great day day quickly went downhill after arriving home. Lately, Emmett has been struggling in the coping with frustration area of his life. He goes from zero to full-on rage in nothing flat. While he has legitimate reasons to… Read more »



Today’s Victory: The Good, The Concerning and The Cause for Celebration

Yesterday after picking the kids up from school, I dropped Elliott off at home before taking Emmett to an ADHD med-check. When a child is on ADHD medication, there are frequent medication checks for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it’s about making sure the medication is still the… Read more »