It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted so I have a lot of pictures. I had a huge two-week inspection at work at the end of September and then was assigned to another workcenter. In preparation for my new job, I’m in a two-week class that teaches how to develop curriculum…as in building course material (lessons, lesson plans, tests, etc.) from scratch. I’m pretty excited about going into a training job, but a little bit worried they’ll have me be an Instructor instead of a course developer. Or maybe I’ll do both…
Damien seems to be doing alright in the first grade. He does very well in Math, but needs improvement in Reading and Conduct. I’m thankful we have a patient teacher who’s willing to work with us. I know how challenging it can be to work with Damien. He lashes out when he’s frustrated and can be straight up defiant and stubborn. We can maybe get him into ABA therapy, but so far it’s been an exhausting, long process. Even once we get approval, there will be a waiting list to be seen before we can even begin therapy. It sounds pretty intense, but it seems to be the type of therapy recommended for children with autism.
And now here are some random photos from the past month:
Our niece and Damien’s cousin, Sarah, turned 2 in October! She had a very lovely party. We all had a great time.
Damien still really loves Halloween. He had his heart set on making a mummy pumpkin this year.