Its almost 8am this World. Australia.
Wow... I am writing to you today surrounded by a big bubble of love.
Thank you, thank you and thank you to all the messages, emails, support I received so far on this journey. If you have been living under a rock (jokes) I wrote a piece for Source Kids Magazine ( link below). The article was released yesterday and the support I have received from all that have read it has really been mind blowing. Thank you for taking the time to read, cry with me and continue to follow us.
I hope now you have a little background into our start, our journey shared will make you laugh. We do have some very funny moments in this crazy house.... which I know all Mum's relate to not just special needs Mum's.
Today is Thursday.
Thursday is a big day in this house.
James has speech therapy and soccer training. Today will be his first day back to both therapies since our little holiday. I really am keeping my fingers, toes and anything else I can physically cross, well crossed. It can be so touch and go, we have to drive a distance to get to speech, he can not fall asleep on this car ride. If he does then I have a screaming, babbling mess for the 30 minute lesson. James' SPD means he can't transition from sleep to wake very effectively which results in him crying hysterically for sometimes up to 2 hours.
James has presentation at soccer today. Soccer is one of the best things we have done for James. And of course it comes down to his two amazing coaches. They are so patient with him, they take time to include him in all activities and as a result of their guidance his motor skills, listening skills and social skills have all improved.
The 'box' states that ASD children are not team sport players.
Once again the 'box' is incorrect.
Don't allow the label to place your children in 'boxes' we are all different, special needs or not.
We don't stop James from doing anything, he can do anything that he puts his mind to, with Mummy and Daddy to help lift him up when he struggles with the things that don't come naturally to him.
I am going to leave you with a quote that I read almost daily:
"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out"
Dr Temple Grandin