Some weeks back I wrote about visiting a new facility that MJ can go to for various activities. In order for him to be able to participate, we had to do a parent tour, 2 intake sessions, one with MJ and one without, and fill out lots of paperwork.  Last week, I was finally able to have him participate in a Social Games class.  I was a little nervous when I was taking him because I didn’t fully know what to expect and I wanted him to be in a good mood for the first session. I prepared him for it by explaining that he would be meeting new people, playing games, and having fun.  He had no idea that therapy would be going on while he plays.  Being the overprotective mom that I am (sorry, not sorry), I asked if I could observe just for a few minutes to make sure that he was okay (in my mind I still see him as the 5-year old that used to run into oncoming traffic).  They nicely told me that I could do that towards the end of the session.  While waiting, a fellow autism mom showed me the parent observation room! I ran for the chance to see what he was doing.  All I saw was pure JOY on MJ’s face.  He was so happy playing the game.  I was relieved that he wasn’t just fine, he was laughing and being silly. When the session was over he was so talkative! Telling me that he played games, had fun and “I want to come back next week!”

Just yesterday I took Morgan to a sibling support group.  There were about 15 kids there.  They talked, played games, made hot chocolate, had snacks, did arts and crafts, and were sent home with a bag full of goodies.  I cannot begin to express how thrilled and thankful I am for this new program.  They not only serve the child with special needs, they serve the entire family.







10 thoughts on “#ItISasgoodasitlooks!

  1. Hi Nicky. Thanks for this post. I put Jonathan in the local Boys an Girls club. It was the smartest move I ever made as far a program for him. He loves it. I was the nervous wreck when he had to get on the club bus instead of his regular bus the first day. But when we got to the club later to pick him up, all was well. He has his own key to the door, too. And is very responsible with it. He even tried out for the basketball team – a 3 day 2-1/2 hour tryout period. He didn’t make it, but he did get better at basketball. So, I am glad to hear of great progress, too, for MJ. Tell me, does he get moody at times? Since Jonathan has been in puberty, he can get moody and sulk around for about a day or 2 when those bouts come on. He comes out of them sort of fast, but they are hard on him.

    Thanks for sharing your journey with your handsome boy, MJ. Oh yes, Jonathan stands 5’10” tall and will be 13 in January.

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