Peek Ahead at Jason’s Sixth Grade Science Camp

Present word count of WIP:  51,899

I know. I promised a posting recounting Jason’s pivotal first grade year. Unfortunately, I had to spend all afternoon on something else, and then some other things came up after that, not to mention the fact that my computer kept shutting down. It’s 10:23 pm and my poor husband was begging for lights out (the only drawback to having my office in an alcove in our bedroom), so now I’m out here on my iPad.

I will post about the next part of our journey tomorrow, but in the meantime, let me recommend the blog of a fellow writer, Danyelle Fergusen. She, too, has a child on the autistic spectrum and has been hosting guest bloggers all month in honor of Autism Awareness Month. It so happens that today she posted my essay on Jason’s Sixth Grade Science Camp experience. Due to computer problems on her end, she wasn’t able to include the picture I sent along, but I’ll post a couple of pics here tomorrow to go along with the essay (once I can get back on my computer).

Jason making his way up the rock face

Jason gets some coaching

Jason and I at Pathfinder Ranch

Tomorrow: First Grade!

Originally posted 2012-04-16 22:36:25.

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2 thoughts on “Peek Ahead at Jason’s Sixth Grade Science Camp

  1. My boy was diagnosed Autistic before there was ever a title of Aspergers. And when “Rainman” was on everyones mind. How fun was that? Unfortunately he was a violent and unpredictable little boy. We soon became a closed in family. We couldn’t even go to the mall together unless we went to every store together….if we split up he fell apart. Anyone out there deal with well meaning folk that thought if we just “disciplined him better”, he would be cured?

    • I know you’ve had a harder time of it than we’re experiencing, Alane. If you really want to find others who faced the kinds of challenges you did, I really recommend googling O.A.S.I.S. Aspergers or going to http://www.aspergersyndrome.org. The chat room for affected families there was a REAL big help to me in the early days. And there’s even a chat room for the Aspies, themselves, to safely compare notes.

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