My son has autism: He is high functioning and though he’s labeled as non-verbal, his language skills are getting better and better every day. Since getting his diagnosis in February, we have been on the wait list for the immersion therapy here in town, the ONLY one in town. He was going to start in June and it was a 12 week program, so the whole of the summer. It worked out perfect. He wouldn’t miss out on the school setting and regress and I got to be one less child in the mornings lol. When I spoke with their office last week they informed me that due to us taking a two week vacation, he would have to attend the next session in September. I can NOT tell you how disappointing that is. And as disappointed as I am I can’t change our plans for it.
We are going to see my husband’s two older sons in Florida and they are going to meet our younger two for the first time. They haven’t seen Aurora (our oldest) since she was one and shesnow 7.5 years old. This is the only time the ex-wife said we could visit and we can’t make it shorter because we are also taking our kiddos to Disney World.
Now I have to figure out how to make it through the whole summer with all three kids at home all the time. Rory says she doesn’t want to do any extra curriculars or sports during the summer and There aren’t any part time preschools over the break for Korben to got to, just all day. We have great neighbors but this means hardly any down time and with the husband working majorly long hours I am worried about my mental health. And I am very serious about this. I plan to enlist my mom to help relieve me here and there as well as finding someone to come over a couple days a week to help me with the kids. If not to get chores done then maybe a small break now and then. I am one of those moms who need away time from my kids, though I love them to death.
i seriously hate the limited resources we have here in our new town. It’s so small. Things have worked out until now but I’m sure this is only the beginning of challenges with resources I will have for Korben, which worries me.
Im going to try and not let it get to me. Do all that I can, fill out all the paperwork and make all the necessary phone calls to help get what we need but it’s still going to be hard. All you fellow special parents out there, I see you. You’re awesome. ❤️