Friday, October 12, 2012

Show me the money

I am beginning to really understand how our income is becoming a factor in Cameron's future. It certainly stinks to be lower/middle class with a child on the spectrum. Every good parent wants to give their child the most they can, but when that "gift" is a chance at independence, it tugs on every heart string you have. We are about to embark on yet another attempt at potty training. This will be our 4th major attempt, and hopefully,the last. Back when my husband and I originally met with Cameron's teacher, they simply told us not to even worry about until they began training him in school. His teacher then told me that 9 out of 10 kids that they had the past year were potty trained by the time they were ready to move up to the next class. That was nice to hear, but I had at least 3 failed attempts under my belt and had read how hard it is to get children on the spectrum trained by other parents.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2 steps forward, 1 step back

Cameron got his first "report card" of sorts this past week. They updated information on his IEP as far as skills mastery, and things seem to be trucking along. For now, a lot of focus is on pre academic needs. Some of this stuff may not be mastered until he is a lot older, but again, I am just amazed at what he has been able to do. He is making more noise in class, and they say he frequently says "stop it". LOL. That is pretty fitting.