Hello again Mark,
That's really unfortunate that the merging was a disaster. Does your son use a lot of visual tools and do you use them at home?
That's very cool that he won an award for his story, do you think he felt proud of himself? I hope it brought him a good feeling.
It's so hard isn't it, when they make blanket rules for everyone, without taking into account individual learning styles and behavioural/cognitive/emotional issues. Of course it all comes down to funding, but it would be better if there was some flexibility.
At least he has had the same teachers aide since prep, that is really good for continuity.
Yes, i know his toileting behaviours could change at any time, so enjoy this time and fingers crossed! My good friend's son has high needs Autism and toileting has always been ... "interesting". Have you seen The Black Balloon? There's a toileting scene in that which is quite familiar!
Absolutely, home-made cakes are always better, esoecially because there's an ingredient in there that you don't find in the store-bought ones: love.
How has your daughter been this week, better? Does she have friends at school?
I am sorry to hear you don't have any supports for yourself. Are there support groups fir parents that your son's therapists could put you in touch with?
What about taking care of yourself? I know yiu like to bake, whuch is a wonderful self-care activity, and exercises your creativity as well. What about other things, like going for walks, or other sorts of exercise, taking time out for yourself? I think i read somewhere that you ride a motirbike, so that is a good you-time thing.
It's imlortant you take care of yourself.