Enjoy watching Parts one through six of PBS’s series called Autism Now:
Part One- Robert MacNeil Shares Grandson Nick’s Story:
Part Two-Exploring the ‘Phenomenal’ Increase in U.S. Prevalence:
Part Three-Autism’s Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle?
Part Four-Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply
Part Five- For Adults with Autism, Few Resources After Age 21
Part Six-Autism Now: How Should We Address Deepening ‘National Health Emergency’?
Adrian has been stimming like crazy since he got home. He had a pretty good day at school today. No timeouts except what she described as a “5 minute rest at his desk” two times today when he wouldn’t work. That did the trick I suppose though because all around it was a good day. I thought it was really funny when she said that they used “edible reinforcements” to get him to come in from recess. I guess that sounds better then “we bribed him with food” LOL
I took a little video of Adrian stimming. You’ll notice how sweaty he is, it’s cool in the house but he’s been running and jumping up and down a lot. The grunting is very common lately. This is somewhat mild compared to some of the other stuff he’s been doing in the hour and a half since he’s been home from school. Oh a positive note, when he asks me for paper today he’s been saying “May I have paper please?” Love that but wasn’t able to capture a video of that one yet. This stimming is a little loud so watch the volume on your speakers:
I also wanted to share with you, I am a fan of Autism Speaks on facebook and they posted today that you can get a free 2011 membership to Mighty Book Jr. by entering “autism speaks” in the coupon code box. I did it and it worked. I haven’t looked around the website too much yet but it looks like it reads story books on your computer. It looks pretty cool!
Another cool video I saw the other day was I love someone with autism 2011 It has autism facts and shows several photos of people with autism, I enjoyed watching it so I wanted to share.
Last night we took the kids to the movie “Hop” Adrian loves going to the movies and had been asking for a while so we went to a 9PM showing to try and avoid the crowds. It was a special treat because their bedtime is usually 8! Everyone stayed awake for the movie except for Lincoln which was fine with us because he is the handful at the movies. Adrian only yelled out a couple of times and everyone had a good time. We took this video when we were about to leave because he was being really talkative and I wanted to share. You’ll hear Adrian talk about THX that is a sound thing that plays at the beginning of a lot of movies, the first video is a sample of that in case you don’t know what it is. I don’t know why but Adrian really likes it!
And here is us interacting with Adrian and him reading his worksheets from school: