In less than twelve hours, mom and I will pick David up from his current residential facility. We will then drive 462 miles more or less, and admit him to his new facility.
While I have to believe that this is in his best interest, I also feel that in some small way we are letting him down. There will not be any weekly visits. Sure we can Skype, and talk on the phone, but it isn’t the same as being in the same room as your child. You can’t give Skype a hug.
In the end, I have to believe that this is the right thing.
One thing I don’t understand about the new facility. We have to do weekly therapy sessions. Time and time again, therapy has shown that David sees no benefit from these sessions. Even therapists have said that he doesn’t benefit from them. But, we will do what is necessary.
I wonder how difficult it will be for the new facility to understand that they need to keep on top of David’s meds and rotate them out roughly every 60 to 90 days.
- Autism Is More Than Just a Diagnosis (guardianlv.com)
- The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (booksblog01.wordpress.com)
- Group helps Fort Lee parents grappling with autism (wtvr.com)
- Families dealing with autism face heavy financial burden (globalnews.ca)
- Autism Genome Sequenced (discovermagazine.com)