Category Archives: Autism

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Upcoming feature – Newsletter

Starting January 1, 2013, (yes we know, it is hard to imagine) we will be adding a newsletter to our blog.  If you would like to sign up for it, you can sign up when you leave a comment on any page. Per request, our email list will remain private, and will never be sold/shared/traded… Continue Reading

Placement sometimes feels wrong..

Is it wrong for me to have moments where I relish the concept that David is in placement? Today for example.  My bride and I went to see David and spent two hours visiting him.  Afterward, we went out for supper and then we went shopping.  When David was at home, we never would have… Continue Reading

First visit with David

He has been a resident since October 3rd.  Today we had our first visit.  It went well, we were able to see him for two hours.  We played a couple of board games, and then watched a show on tv. He is as energetic as ever. It breaks my heart to see him happy there. … Continue Reading

all in due time

With David out of the house 99.9 percent of the time, the other kids are coming out of their shells. I think one of the hardest things is having to call upstairs two or three or four times to get their attention.  Most of that is because they are teenagers and have teenage things on… Continue Reading

David Update

We get regular calls and updates regarding David. Seems like he is still stealing everyday.  But now when he gets caught, he is becoming verbally aggressive toward staff. I have a theory about that. He steals from everybody, but only gets verbally aggressive toward those he knows will return to him each day.  As long… Continue Reading

According to David…

We had the monthly staffing for David today at the residential facility. Evidently there are some things about our family that I didn’t know. We have three or four horses. We have a maid/servant that sees to our needs. Does laundry, cooks and cleans the house. I sleep in David’s bedroom not to keep track… Continue Reading

those special phone calls

Just got off the phone with David. I love it when he calls.  He sounds so, so loveable. I don’t know any other word to describe it.  It makes my heart soar to hear his voice. I confess, I miss him. I don’t miss his behaviors though. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

David has a treatment plan

We received a copy of David’s treatment plan today. Work on not stealing. Work on aggressive response. Safety plan – If David has a behavior that is aggressive, this is how they will respond to it.  In order. Regroup Grounding Time Out Physical Escort Physical Transport NCI (Non-Crisis Intervention) Seclusion Hospitalization Legal Action as necessary… Continue Reading

a brand new IEP for the year

We are blessed. We are blessed to have an incredible team of caring people working for David’s behalf. Today we had an IEP team meeting and talked about strengths and weaknesses.  David has many of each.  In future posts I will talk about many of them.  Today though, let us talk about the team. Caring… Continue Reading

In Sickness and in Health

When my bride and I got married, that was a part of our vows.  As I am sure it was for most of our readers. It seems to me that when we have children there is an implied vow “in sickness and in health”. I don’t know of any parent who wouldn’t gladly switch places… Continue Reading