Having a child means lots of toys every where all the time. Having an autistic child means having lots of every where and then having lots of patience to help them put those toys away.

For me, I’ve found having a system really helps, but doesn’t always work. Liam has containers with photos on them of the things that got back inside it, but that rarely happens. Instead, I go through his toys once a month and weed out things he doesn’t play with anymore. This also goes for his clothing too. I make him help me so that he learns the value of donating items, as well as the ability to discern what he needs and what he doesn’t. Continue reading “Organization”

New year, new beginnings

Well, Liam and I finished 2015 with a bang. He had surgery to have his tonsils and adenoids removed to help his sleep apnea. Now one month later and he’s a whole new child!

Having a child with autism is challenging, especially after his surgery. There were times when I thought we were going to end up back in the hospital because I couldn’t get home to drink anything. Through it all though, I had my family supporting me. It also didn’t hurt that I basically gave my son a bunch of bribes to take his medicine. Continue reading “New year, new beginnings”

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