I wanted to apologize not writing for a while, but I was busy with a new project, besides I had to be out-of-town as well.
As you all know from my previous complaints, that the place I am at does not have any adequate school or activities for my son. I had to take matters into my hands so I can help him socially.
I got his education under control with the help of his old school and teachers, but socially he was very deprived.
I met some mothers here who have ASD kids in a different level in the spectrum, and they all had the same complaint,”there is nothing to do here for these kids”. Going to the mall gets old, and since they do not have family bathrooms available there or anywhere here, older kids can not go to the different gender bathrooms with their mom, therefore the outings are limited.
Well, we struck gold. One of the moms who has been trying to create something for her son was able to make a deal with one of the Montessori school to rent a classroom for a few days of the week.
We meet 4 times a week on the afternoon, and the time is filled with educational activities gearing toward social interaction. We are able to use all Montessori equipment, playground and the pool ,
We started this past week, and had 4 days already. Our biggest fear was that the children will not wanting to go, since they got used to being home all these time. Well our fears proved to be wrong, but we are facing other difficulties… they do not want to leave the program.
All of us knew that our kids craving to be amongst others, and to have constructive educational fun time, but nothing could prepare us for what we are experiencing now.
They are cooperative, happy, eager to attend and do the activities. To be honest, many times I have to hold back tears (these are happy tears) while I see them feeling comfortable and happy.
I hope this will continue in a positive note for a long time, and many will be benefiting from this program.
We plan to expand this program with webinars included for the parents later on, once we all got used to the routines, and be able to spare time away from kids to learn something beneficial.
I am happy to announce this to you all, since I feel close to all my special readers who had been there for me to support me in so many ways.