Let's try this again.... THE COMPUTER HASN'T BEEN COOPERATING AND THIS IS MY THIRD TIME TRYING TO POST!
Recently, we got Skype for our computer. This weekend Billy and I have been using it to talk to our friend Lainee who lives a few towns over. We very rarely see her though because she goes to a different school than me. We have been friends for 9 years now and she has known Billy since he was born. Since Billy's diagnosis, they ( they being Lainee and her mom) have noticed more differences in billy than we probably have. Whenever they come over, they always see something new in him. It's even better now that we are using Skype. Billy likes using it and hitting the computer screen. =/
R.I.P Christmas Vacation
Christmas vacation will officially be over in 6 hours. :(
I do not want to go back to school. I want to stay home and play with Billy in the snow. By the way, I'm failing English....anyone understand this? I do. My teacher is a big, fat, mean jerk. Just saying...
I also have two projects to do this vacation. Have I started them? Yes. Have I finished them? No. Will I finished them by midnight before the due date? Probably not. Will I finish them in school that day? Yes! Procrastinator? No. Smart about how to spend vacation? YES!
Autism How To Page
Today while I was looking at things to post today, I saw a E-How page about living with someone with autism. While reading this, I realized it would be perfect to put in my blog and would probably give me more ideas on what to write about. Here is the list that was put on the website and my input on things.
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1.)Be sure to constantly address the stress that can occur when caring for an autistic individual by sharing responsibility and giving everyone in the household time for themselves.
---- I think that I have definitely been writing about this. I write all the time about how difficult it is.
2.) Utilize resources to help you with the care of an autistic individual.
---- Billy just so happens to go to Occupational Therapy. This is also known as OT. They help Billy with his Fine Motor Skills.
3.)Pay constant attention to safety in the home when you are caring for someone with autism.
---- This is something that we have to pay attention to all the time. When Billy was younger he used to try to run out the front door. One day, he did. We chased him up the street adn thankfully, the car driver saw him and stopped. Now, Billy doesn't do it anymore because we have 2 locks on the front door, 3 locks on the back door, an alarm on the front door and an alarm on the back door. I guess you could say we are on lock down. Billy also likes to try to rip the window screen by bashing his head through it. We now keep the windows locked at all times.
4.)Address the concerns of the siblings of the autistic person. Brothers and sisters of autistic children can feel embarrassed and frustrated at having to answer questions about their autistic siblings. They can also feel forgotten and neglected by parents who have to devote a great deal of time to the care of the autistic child.
----Okay, I have had the feelings of this but, you do if you have siblings anyways. It doesn't just happen if you have a sibling with special needs. I NEVER feel embarssed about Billy. Yes, there are times where I am frustrated by him like, when he messes up my room after I clean it, when I have friends over and he randomly comes downstairs naked or when we are in public and he starts freaking out. NEVER would I be embaressed by him though.
5.) Plan for the future of the autistic child.
----We already know this answer. Billy will be living in the basement with his kids who my parents will have to take care of, his wife and coffection of Matchbox cars that cannot be touched out of line or else he will scream. I'm just kidding. Who knows where Billy will be in the future.
Below is the link to the article I got the information from.
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ON A FINAL NOTE,
IF YOU COULD ALL TAKE A MINUTE TO WRITE A COMMENT ON HERE OR ON FACEBOOK THAT WOULD BE GREAT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ACCTUALLY READING THIS AND IT'S NOT THE SAME LIKE 5 PEOPLE. THIS COMMENT CAN BE SOMETHING YOU LIKED, DISLIKED, WANTED MORE OF OR JUST SAYING HELLO. IT COULD EVEN BE A LETTER. ANYTHING IS GREAT AS LONG AS YOU WRITE SOMEHTING. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
HAPPY 2011! FIRST POST OF THE YEAR!
Until Next Time,