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#916 Ms Badger

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:18 PM

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We went to a lovely stay and play drop in for kids with special needs yesterday. The Big Kitten really loved it! They had some big sensory nobbly balls and a trampoline and loads of stuff. She was so happy she went to the loo and announced "Mummy, I'm so comfy here my poo is happy to come out" :jump:
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

I am proud of Little Moo every day but today was a lovely day. We went for an outing (joys of homeschooling) the sun was shining, the gardens were beautiful. We did a kids trail and she collected all the things and ticked them off. Really confidently she walked up to the desk, waited patiently in the queue, spoke nicely to the lady and collected her prize. I was so pleased.
She did make a bit of a fuss in the toilets that they 'weren't her sort' and wouldn't use them, but didn't wet herself on the way home so a great day all round!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

Ollie got his 15m swimming badge on Saturday. He is really challenged on the motor skills front, so this represents 18months of real struggle.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Well done Ollie :excellent:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Ollie got his 15m swimming badge on Saturday. He is really challenged on the motor skills front, so this represents 18months of real struggle.


Yaaaaay well done Ollie. Isaac has just done his 5m badge, he stuggles with motor skills too xx

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

well done to my wonderful son who got a silver medal for backstroke in the school swimming gala :yay:
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:38 AM

Yesterday my buddies (9yo twin boys, one talks well, the other not so much) went to the convenience store for snacks. I remember when I first started to hang out with them last November it was absolute mayhem if I took them there by myself. Yesterday when we went, I told them "we're only getting one snack each." They got out of the car, closed the car doors, WALKED into the store, and Patrick said to me "I want a slurpee." So while I'm pouring his slurpee I figured Thomas would be opening every can of Pringles or trying to steal people's bank cards, but not at all! He approached the counter and managed to communicate to the cashier that he wanted soft ice cream in a cup. Mind you the cashiers there know us pretty well by now, but still the fact that he calmly went to purchase an ice cream almost like any typical child (minus the language skills) is awesome. (On the other hand it does make me wonder why no one got him to do it before... I've had him maybe two hours a week for ten months and I don't even have any training. Hmmmmmmmm...)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

Last night G was in his bedroom playing on the wii, he came hurtling down the stairs and said "give me a cuddle, i think there's a flying insect in my room, by the way I can do up my own shoelaces, now please can you go and get rid of the insect"

So i came here to say hooray for not having a meltdown over a flying insect in the bedroom, HOORAY for being able to do up shoelaces.

Learning how to do shoelaces up has really been a bone of contention with G trying and not being able to do it and then becoming aggressive and lashing out and throwing the shoes. Every time he became upset and aggressive we stopped trying.

Well Done school for succeeding where i had failed. Apparently it has taken quite a while.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Well done G :-). We have the shoe laces problem too - instant frustration!! Glad he has finally got there. Tangled xx

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

Hi Y'all

 

I haven't been here for quite a while, lots and lots have happened since my last log in but I think this is an appropriate thread to come back in on.

 

Last time Sunbeam was having so many problems being out of school for nearly 4 years after having a breakdown.  Managed to get him into a specialist provision for 3 years (he left last summer).  Anyhow, Sunbeam is now at college studying engineering (BTEC Level 2) and is on course for a distinction!  I can't tell you how proud I am.  I cried at parents evening when all his tutors told us he is a star pupil!  Next he moves on to BTEC Level 3 Engineering.  The end result will, he hopes, be working with vintage military vehicles ie tanks!

 

He's joined a WW2 re-enactment group and travels the south of England during the summer blowing up and capturing German soldiers!  He loves it!  The only downside is that he wants a gun licence and because of past depression associated with his breakdown our GP doesn't feel able to approve the licence despite ALL other professionals saying they have no concerns about him handling firearms as he ALWAYS follows the rules and is very responsible.  A work in progress on that one!

 

I joined Hampshire Autism Voice and Hampshire Autism Partnership Board which launched the Hampshire Adult Autism Strategy in November.  So I think I managed to achieve something too. I run a support group too in which experiences are exchanged and advice offered.

 

So to everyone who it going through awful times, stick with it, it doesn't always have to end badly.  


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Nice to see you back. What a lovely post :)

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:00 AM

G had lunch in Morrison's, he asked for chicken nuggets, I was dubious because the picture on the menu looked more like chicken chunks, however that was what he wanted.

After taking a small bite he announced that it was "quite nice actually" usually when he says that it means that it isn't nice enough and he won't eat it.

He ate it all, then said "I really liked those nuggets" I guess the proof will be whether he picks it again

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

RH applied to be considered to be Head Pupil next year. He made the Shortlist. Following their presentation to the School and the election where everyone gets a vote, he has been elected as Head Pupil.

The 3 Candidates even made a Decency Pact that they would not vote for themselves.

He feels very honoured and I feel very proud.xx
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

Swimming competition at school, G got 2 wins, this is the first time he has actually won something, I am so proud.

Last year he managed to get a second place and I was proud of his efforts then because one of the older boys won virtually everything.


Well done my son!
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

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Had to post this, my ds got his higher results today and got 3 As and 2 Cs and has now received official confirmation that he is off to Uni in september, I can't believe after all the fighting with school and getting him help he has now acheived what he always wanted, I am so proud of him.

 

Not only that my daughter received her standard grade results and got three 1s, one 2, three 3s and int 2 C and will now move on to do her highers next year.

 

It has been such an emotional morning and can only say well done.

 

Thought I would share this with you all on ASDF as you have been an inspiration to me and my family and have always been full of advice.

 

Thanks :applaud

 

P.s. getting emotional and accidentally put it on wrong thread earlier :rolleyes:


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