Saturday, February 12, 2011

I am grateful for......Early Intervention

This week I am grateful for Early Intervention.
My kids have a few issues with life so they attend Early Intervention. Our centre is the most wonderful family inclusive place ever.

Archie has Asperger's Syndrome.

Here we get understanding for the challengers we face.
He attends a transition to school program so he can learn simple things that most children learn naturally. (like asking for help when needed)
He attends Playconnect. A playgroup for kids on the spectrum. Which is just fantastic at helping to meet some of his needs
And he also gets Speech Therapy.
I get all this for $50 a term (till his gov funding comes through)

Charlotte-Rose is in the process of being diagnosed for Asperger's Syndrome

She too gets to attend transition to school program (she will do this for a few years)
She too gets to go to Playconnect
And she get occupational therapy.

I just love this place. It is one of the few places where we can feel normal.
People dont frown at me for having a 5 year old who still wears nappies when we are not at home.
People understand that my near 3 year old needs to chew velcro at time to keep her a bit stress free.

So this week I am grateful for fining this place that understands us as a family with issues.

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Madmother said...

Hello Ms Sarah, I jumped over from the blog hop!
Have Boy 1 who is my Aspie legend. Will be following from now on.

BOB & MABEL said...

It sounds like a wonderful place for you gorgeous kiddies. There should be more support and affordable programs for children with special needs.
Have a great weekend.

Being Me said...

That is great to hear! And it sounds like it's close enough to home that it's not a huge stress to get there either. Fantastic. May your two littlies thrive there in 2011.

Maxabella said...

Thank goodness there are places like this for families. I think it's marvellous. x

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone.
Our early intervention centre is about 30 minutes from us due to us living out of town and it is located right on the other side of town.
But we love it

Cate said...

Yay for early intervention!!!! As A teacher (including 2 years as a special ed teacher) I've seen what a truely amazing difference the right diagnosis can make :-)
And well done you for not being afraid to search out for these diagnoses...that can be so hard ♥

Han & Moo said...

Early Intervention totally rocks. My darling daughter is hearing impaired (as am I) and we have early intervention via SKype with Hear & Say. The sky is the limit for these kids....X

Jill said...

I just found you through the blog hop.

5 acres is definitely the way to look after kids and with aspergers you can tire them out a bit to keep them manageable!

We have a kid friendly blog with lots of ideas to do with kids. Please drop over when you have a chance.

Anonymous said...

Jill I had a quick look at your blog last night and will be really looking at it when I have a bit more time.

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL!! So glad you haven't pushed the issues aside like so many. There are fantastic programs & incentives for parents to get help when they are willing to admit that their child is ever so special & not just quirky. Good on you!