Originally Posted by emmiestamps
Welcome Tracy! Thank you for sharing with us, we too had a long wait for fully potty trained she was also just going into kindergarten. Megan started speaking when she was 5 she had about 4 words at the time but know at 9 she talks alot they lost count after 5000 words yeah Megan! I felt the transition from kindergarten to grade one was good she also was busy the other half of her kindergarten year doing EIBI in the morning and school in the afternoon, so grade one just came naturally as she was used to being busy all day. Our problem are in the summer when most things shut down, she gets bored and sometimes behavioral problems will set in. I wonder too how many people are affected by autism, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncle cousins, siblings and friends.
We were lucky with Joshua - he's always spoken - very eloquently - which is great for the adults, but means the kids have problems understanding him.
J was late potty training too - he was dry during the day at school (aged 4 - don't we start them early) but not dry at night until nearly 6.
We also have problems in the summer, we have an autistic trust in Kent and they let us know whats going on in the summer, but we try to keep to routine as much as possible and make a calendar with all sorts of things on (as long as they won't get changed due to weather etc.) so J knows whats coming next.