Over the years MJ hasn’t been invited to many parties. I know that some people didn’t want him there, for fear of the unknown. There were actually a few that he was invited to but they just weren’t appropriate for him. Recently he was invited to a classmates birthday party. I was thrilled to see that it was at a bowling alley! Hallelujah it’s something that he has done before and really enjoys! I must admit that it will be a nice change of pace to feel comfortable and relaxed at this party. I won’t have to worry about other kids making fun of him or asking questions like, “why does he talk like that” or “what’s wrong with him (these things have been said more than once)?” The adults hosting this party fully understand autism and everything that comes along with it. I’m sure we’ll have a blast 😁🎉.
I recently met a new friend through social media. Her name is Ann and she has an awesome blog/website,
BeautifulSpeechLife.com. What I love about her is that not only does she love children, but through her videos and products it is evident that she truly enjoys what she does as a speech and language pathologist. She interviewed me recently for her blog and once again it was wonderful to talk about my experiences with MJ during the early years.
It’s very important to always be prepared for whatever may happen with your child. There have been many times when a meltdown was prevented because I brought Mj’s favorite toy or snack along. I never left the house without:
A juice box
Crackers (usually gold fish)
MJ’s favorite “bouncy ball” or robot
MJ is almost 13 years old and I still always leave the house with at least a snack, earplugs, and his tablet. It has saved the day on occasion when we get stuck in traffic, have an unexpected delay, or a sudden change in plans.
What an honor and pleasure it was to be on my girl’s show talking all things autism! Thanks so much shayzon.com for the opportunity!
Mj and his classmates were in a Talent Show this evening! It was so awesome to see my son on stage dancing to a song with his friends! That being said, I was horrified when I realized my phone stopped recording after 35 seconds!!!! Anyhow, this is a pic of him after his performance. We are very proud of you son!
My reason for raising autism awareness and acceptance every month of the year…