No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 12.07.10.
For a little boy who can’t talk, Dom has always been very good at getting his message across. Here he is asking me to tell him the names of the ‘In The Night Garden’ characters, by placing his hand on them, and then looking at me expectantly. When I tell him their names, he beams [...]
1 Comment// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 12.05.10.
Grant spent the day cleaning out the garage in preparation for our upcoming move. We decided to bring all the empty boxes inside so we can start packing. The boys had so much fun building towers and throwing the boxes around the lounge room. Dom crawled inside one of the boxes but it was too [...]
4 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 12.04.10.
Yesterday’s photo is being uploaded a day late. Although it was taken yesterday, I took the opportunity to catch up with my oldest, bestest girlfriends last night and we had a wonderful evening out. It’s amazing how a few hours with the girls can leave me feeling so revitalised and refreshed. We talked about [...]
No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 12.01.10.
Dom had another hearing test today. His last one was three months ago and although the results were the same, Dom was more defensive during this test than he was last time. Being so auditory sensitive makes him easy to test. The audiologist uses puppets to reward him for turning his head when he [...]
2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.28.10.
Dominic loves being outdoors, so when it rains, he spends most of the day at the window looking out. After spending so much time outside in the warmer weather lately, Dom is finding it difficult being stuck inside when it rains. This is reflected in his behaviour. He got into all sorts of mischief and strife on this rainy Sunday [...]
2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.27.10.
Dom’s new favourite thing, is to play under a sheet. The first image shows my perspective under the sheet with him, the second shows the view from Dom’s perspective. I can see why he enjoys it so much. So here is today’s image… view the 365 days of autism album
4 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.26.10.
This evening we took the boys to a street fair, with rides, games, music, dancing and more. We weren’t sure how Dom was going to cope, so we had come up with an escape plan. Thankfully we didn’t have to use it, although we did come close. While at first he was overwhelmed and [...]
1 Comment// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.25.10.
With the warmer weather, we’ve been spending a lot of time outside doing water play. Dom revels in splashing and watching the water pour from plastic cups and watering cans. When he’s finished, he picks the bucket up and pours the water all over himself. view the 365 days of autism album
No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.24.10.
Dom has taken to using the sterile cotton tips we use for his trache care, like pick up sticks. He gathers them all into one hand and then slowly lets them drop to the ground, watching intently as they fall. He then gathers them up and does this over and over again. I know he enjoys [...]
8 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by Mel on 11.24.10.
Yesterday Dom had the final part of his autism assessment. We received an official autism diagnosis yesterday afternoon, after months of uncertainty. We were actually relieved, since the diagnosis confirmed for us what we already knew. Now we are able to move forward with certainty. Autism doesn’t change who Dominic is or how much we love him, merely [...]
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