The boys had a great day at school today. That’s not a huge surprise, but I never assume anything. I appreciate this ending to the week because we are heading into four day weekend and it’s always a good thing to start those out on the right foot.… Read More
2016 has been a tumultuous year for The Autism Dad family, full of ups and downs. I began the year as a single father raising the boys on my own and have ended it with my family whole once again.… Read More
It’s been a pretty awesome weekend, at least in the big picture. The boys got to spend time with their Mom and I got to sleep.… Read More
For the first time since Gavin lost his immune system, he’s been off IVIG for one whole week. His immunologist wanted me to withhold IVIG this past week and start up again today.… Read More
It’s been an interesting morning thus far. Some of us are desperate for sleep and others among us are learning lessons the hard way.
Elliott and Emmett are driving me plum loco.
They both do things to illicit an unpleasant response from the other.… Read More
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Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now 😕 It’s so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn’t mean they have the ability to express themselves.
Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills.
On days like today where it feels like we’re living from one meltdown to the next, I’m reminded of this challenge.
My sweet Emmett is not gifted in the ways of expressing his feelings or frustrations with words and indoor voices.
Asking him what’s wrong will not provide me with anything that can help me better understand what’s bothering him.
I instead have to follow the breadcrumb trail of behavioral changes and try and decode them.… Read More