Autism special school

I am so pleased with the new school. Visual charts, positive reinforcement, small class sizes, class is taught in a structured way where students can learn and their anxiety  is abaited enough to let the learning happen. I am pleased and proud that we are part of an Autistic specialist school that works with children’s abilities as well as their fixations etc. No. 1 Kiddo and No.2 Kiddo are doing very well. No. 1 kiddo seems to be  quite good with his maths and science. No. 2 Kiddo is learning his reading.

No. 1 Kiddo is doing science experiments in the shed science lab, and you tubing it.

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.

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#Sub categories list

 

53. Autism and Problems at Mainstream school.

52. How did the kid learn to read so early?

51. Autism: Sensory Processing Disorder and Socks!

50. Murphy’s Law! Today: It’s ones of those days!

49. Autism Siblings.

48. Writing for writing’s sake!

47. Car Troubles and Laughter!

46. Comedy Radio, Laughing and walking to school!

45. Mum! Stay still I am putting a chip up your nose!

44. The 5 year old.

43. Let’s take our Xbox controller to school!

42. Autism and the 2 km walk to school!

41. Where is the demarcation line?

40. My son wants an X box!

39. Life in another Language: Auditory Processing Disorder.

38. Drama and the kiddo!

37. Don’t Let The Bastard’s Get You Down!

36. Useful Bedtime techniques for our kids.

35. Laughing and a loving family life.

34. Calming ideas for a stressed out kiddo.

33. Respite for Parents.

32. Feeling Isolated, Parental Depression, Feeling overwhelmed!

31. Autism: Clothes and Socks.

30. We have to trim your nails: “No Way Mum!”

29. “Can we wash your hair?”

28. Autism: Gloves and Bandaids.

27. Autism: Shoes, Socks and Clothes.

26. Cost of Education and Autism.

25. Swimming week 2014.

24. Autistic Meltdown 2014.

23. Diagnosis Days 2014.

22. Autism and School Socialization.

21. Why? Why? Why? Diabetes 2!

20. 9 yr old. I want an X Box.

19. Real life experience in the caravan.

18. Singing lessons? Martial Arts?

17. IPad Parental controls and Daily household chores.

16. 3rd pregnancy: Miracle Baby Jack.

15. 2nd Pregnancy: Miscarriage.

14. “No, I don’t know want to take my shoes off!”

13. Pregnancy no. 1: Birth of a miracle boy.

12. How to Survive on a camp trip with Bear Grylls!

11. Understanding signs and symptoms of Disgraphia.

10. “New Shoes! It’s Groundhog Day!”

9. Useful resources: Autism Support Groups/Reference books/films.

8. I am so proud of my Autistic son.

7. Autism and bedtime techniques.

6. Law mowing and being tired!

5.Writing therapy for parents.

4. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and coordinating therapies.

3. Ok! Let’s talk about Autism, Poo, Toilet training and Sensory Processing Disorder.

2. Ok, let’s talk about Autism: Fixation and Obesessive Compulsive Disorder.

1. A full on Meltdown: I did not expect!

47. #Autism Car troubles and laughter

It’s raining yet again just as I am due to do the school pickup after a lovely swim and the electrics in my car have given up the ghost! I can’t open the door! It’s raining! Great! This is just great . Thankyou Murphy! It’s Murphy’s Law. This Law is one I am well aquainted with. Why? I’m going to listen to some comedy! All of a sudden Nanna drives by with her key. Saved by the bell!

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.

46. #Autism Comedy radio, Laughing and walking to school

I feel like we have struck a gold mine. After years of struggling to get the child to get dressed in morn, fed and out door to school it turns out walking the 2 km to school is no sweat and even enjoyable. Kiddo wants to do it!!

To help him dress this morn I turn the music on, no heavy rock, R&B rules and then I remember last year when we trialled a family comedy station on Pandora which the whole family found extremely funny. Laughing is infectious we donned our earplugs, mum and son arm in arm and walked and laughed all the way to school. Very cool!

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.

45. #Autism Mum, stay still. I am putting a chip up your nose!

“Why, are you putting a chip up my nose, son!” I say while sitting at table eating chips at the zoo cafe. “I just want to tickle your nose!” We had a good walk at the Zoo. The next day and It’s time for a family walk as I am tired of hearing/explaining to kiddo why I will not let him play an MA rated game called “Rainbow Six Siege “.

This is a tad ironic that he wants to play military mayhem games as both boys are adamant they don’t want to grow up and I suppose take on the personae of Peter Pan. But the 9 yr old wants to play games that are not suitable for his age.

I had a brainwave about it this morning and suggested we make it real by making it real in building Lego scene/ or Maake up a Rock and Roll song about it because he has been raising his voice about it as if constantly repeating to his parents he wants it then it will happen. Is ABA therapy in reverse? Lol. Oh dear! For goodness sakes!

What I did notice is that he has worked out how to write “Rainbow Six Siege” in the dirt, on the dining table- this kid can do stuff when he puts a high value on the outcome so I think my modus operandi a will be getting him to write a whole page of game titles that he really loves! Wish me luck?

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.

44. #Autism and The 5 yr old

Quiet and lovely. Very smart and listens to everything. Likes to repeat his brothers sayings. Loves supporting whatever his brother says to do. Rubs his legs together all the time. He seems to need to do that. When the two of them start up then you can’t shut them up because they spark off one another talking computer games which are not allowed as ratings are too high. Some years ago it was “Five Nights at Freddy’s” then “Markepliar” then something else and most recently it’s Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six Siege”.

I think they like to hear the repetition of words. And I think they like to hear Mumkeeping the boundaries ” No, you can’t do that Blablqbla”.

The five year old is more flexible.

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.

43. #Autism and Let’s take our computer controller to theatre class! 

He came home last week and was having fun with his brother playing games he learnt. But this week was a struggle getting him here. He didn’t want to cause in his mind he is waisting valuable time where he could be playing computer games. Let’s take our computer  controller to drama class.

A sleepover at a friends house last night has meant that his sensory experience of his clothes is different today. He seemed fine with it today when dropped at school with friend but anxiety took over/stomach ache and not feeling well meant he could not stay at school. He could not go on school excursion.

Tummy bug going around school so give him the benefit of the doubt. Chuck a sicky! The only thing to do, right! So we feel OK by end of day so as soon as we go out the door to drama the anxiety starts/ Hyper sensitivity to clothing. He’s managed to try the theatre class and is playing theatre games. Phewwww! He’s engaged after some resistance. Time to read !

I think they are enjoying themselves in class yelling loudly which is right up NO. 2 Kiddo’s alley!

 

Written and Authorised by Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville. Nominated for Hectorville Ward CCC.