It’s hard to explain Brian’s language capabilities to people who don’t know him or know autism. You can’t hold a conversation with him very often and he usually can’t answer most questions. The professionals label him “functionally nonverbal”, as he has a huge vocabulary of words but he doesn’t communicate with them. However, he […]
Yesterday afternoon, despite our backyard still being covered in snow and the temperatures still hovering in the high 30s, we decided to spend time playing outside. We haven’t really had a chance to truly enjoy our backyard as we bought this house just as the snow was beginning to fall in the beginning of winter. […]
Every day he’ll get dressed for school or to do errands with little complaint (sometimes there’s complaints, but never too long-lived). But the second he returns home he is back in his pajamas. I truly mean the second he walks through the door. He starts ripping the clothes off as he’s walking so there is often a trail of socks and underwear from the front door to the laundry room. He is often in his pajamas before I have even put away the keys and my purse. No joke.
We were outside enjoying the sun and building a new fence when Brian said, “Fly”. I hate to admit this but first I blew it off like it was one of his scripts. He’s talking a lot these days! However, it’s 90% in scripts, just repeating movie lines over and over and over again. He […]
On Tuesday I had the last phone appointment covered under the Bright Eyes grant with The Johnson Center (formally known as The Thoughtful House). Just like every appointment I’ve had with them- whether it be by phone or in person- it lifted me up just when I was starting to feel very “stuck” and in […]
I had a phone appointment with the Thoughtful House last Friday and they were really trying to get an idea of where Brian is now so we could start a couple new interventions before our visit in February. The doctor really wanted to know what behaviors I was concerned about so that we could try […]