Lorraine, a lady at our bus stop was talking about how her kids keep changing their minds about halloween costumes. I commented that Jack has been Thomas the Tank Engine for the past six years--he's now 8. She said, "How in the world did you get so lucky!?!?" I replied cheerfully, "I have a son with autism!"
Hee, hee! Sure have saved a LOT on costumes, LOL!
On the good news front, Jack was released from private OT this week, after four years. YEAH!!!! Now he only has speech privately. He still gets OT/PT/ST through school. His dev ped was blown away by his progress in the past six months. Expressive language has EXPLODED.
It's funny that Jack still has such a long way to go, but these victories are so very sweet and such a vindication of all we've done in the last four years. For those of you who find this thread and are just starting this journey in autism, I hope Jack's story gives you a boost.
Happy Halloween, everyone!