Saturday, June 7, 2014


The Buzz has about 1 day of summer break before he starts his summer "Autism Camp" at Skill Sprout.

We have ABA for him 5 days a week, OT three times a week, social skills twice a week, and speech twice a week. And we fortunately met our out of pocket max for Preston about a month ago, so we won't be drowning in debt quite as quickly. Yay, I guess. LOL

Unfortunately, Skill Sprout most likely will not be doing an NT preschool class that Preston could join, and the BCBA that worked with him the last few months was quite adamant that he should be in an NT preschool. So, we are going to be touring a Montessori school on Wednesday to see how we like it, and if it will be a good fit for Preston. I have a good feeling about it, so hopefully it will be a good match. We will do whatever preschool we find in the morning and then we will continue to get speech, OT, ABA, and probably social skills at Skill Sprout. It's going to mean a lot more driving, and I am trying not to get too worked up about that already.

I finally took care of the paperwork to get Preston into a therapeutic horse riding program. I think it will be good for him.

I went to Autism One a few weeks ago, and (as usual) came back with some good ideas of what might be good to try now, and what to keep in my back pocket for the future, should we need it.

As for Preston....we have seen a lot progress in his social skills. He is doing much better in his therapy with asking appropriate questions, making eye contact, and playing appropriately with his peer model. We are crediting the Goleic with that. We have decided to do another round. I still need to take his ATEC after this round is done, though.

We went through a rough patch with Preston not taking his supplements and just general mean behavior, but fortunately we found the reason for that and fixed it. He was just needing a little more time with Mom. And that's probably because of the new baby.

So, those are the summer plans and what's coming up in the fall. His next MAPS appointment is in September.

And...Gabriella has been released from Early Intervention because she is now testing *above* age level in speech - expressive and receptive. To say we are relieved and excited is an understatement. I am so thrilled with her progress and how she is doing. It makes me even more excited for the day I can say the same about Preston: all caught up and doing great.