What should you expect from your special needs aide or therapist or facilitator? First, and this may sound a bit simple, but they are people. They have lives. You must always try to remember that the adults who work with your kids have their own lives and their own problems. How much does this matter?
When our son was first diagnosed, my husband had a full time job and I was the stay-at-home mom. When we understood the commitment we had to partake for our sons issues, our decision was relatively easy – he remained at his job and I was responsible for the 22 hours of autism-related therapies and programs per week.
St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, are you getting into the festive spirit? The holiday is named for the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, who was at one time a prisoner in Ireland. He escaped to Briton but his prophetic visions made him return to spread his faith throughout the country. March 17th is the day of his religious feast. Why all the green? It’s customary in the United States and is believed to be the favorite color of Irish faeries. So go have fun and celebrate this weekend! Here are my three favorite ways to be green:
How do you deal with the sometimes colossal tantrums of your child with autism? What about the mild tantrums? Are you able to recognize the buildup before a tantrum? Can you predict a tantrum? For example, if you know the news you are about to give your child is not going to be well-received, do you cringe in anticipation of an oncoming tantrum?