Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
The walk took place on the horse track at Canterbury Downs.
Lowell is doing very, very well with his new schedule. After graduating from his Autism Day Treatment program, he is now in an inclusion room three mornings a week at St. David's. He seems to be fitting into the class very well and continues to make great strides. He also attends an integrated preschool room in the afternoons. Great reports all around so far. We are thrilled!
Hope you've having a great fall!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Bobo with his buddy Lowell at the wildflower garden.
Lowell drawing pictures in the sand at the cabin.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Lowell is talking up a storm and we're thoroughly enjoying having more meaninful conversations with him. His latest obsessions are keys and garage door openers. Looking forward to a fun filled summer with more time at home with Lowell. He still has his Autism Day treatment program in the morning, but now has his afternoons "off". He loves to be outside and loves to "help" daddy build a new shed.
Sometimes it's nice to have a few mellow moments just strumming the guitar. Lowell is starting one-on-one music lessons with the music therapist he has in his treatment program. I think he'll really enjoy it.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
We are going through some big changes as 2008 picks up steam. The official word is that Lowell is going to "graduate" from his Autism Day Treatment program at the end of the summer. Of course this is wonderful news. It means that he has come a looonnng way in these last two years and is ready for the next step. But are WE? I've been making lots of phone calls and having meetings regarding what his school schedule will look like come fall. He will stay in his current integrated preshool through the school district in the afternoon and so I'm trying to fit the pieces together for him to get what he needs in the morning. It has been difficult for me to think that he's going to go away from theraputic, controlled setting of his treatement program cold turky. I am so very, very proud of him and how far he's come, but of course deep down inside I'm the mama bear wanting to make sure he's getting what he needs. It seems like we've come up with a good plan. He will have Mon., Wed. and Fri. mornings home with Chloe and I. That will be a wonderful treat to have him around more for this last year before kindergarten. Yes, I said kindergarten...ahhh!!:) On Tue. and Thur. he will be a regular pre-school room at the same school he's been at, but will have the added support of a respite teacher. That should be a wonderful transition to get ready for school. He will be with kids his own age, at a place that is very familiar to him, with the support that he needs. We will also obtain private speech a few times a week. So we are excited that the future is looking bright and keep reminding ourselves that this is what we have been working towards. This is what early intervention is all about. Change is good:)