Thursday, August 3, 2017

Slow and Steady Wins the ASD Race

As the old cliché goes, you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been...

2016 It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint Race
2014 Pacemaker 
2013 Know It All
2005-2012 Potty Train Wreck
2005 Life on the Ranch
2003 Oh the Places I've Been
Oftentimes when I'm feeling stuck or low about a challenge we are having with Noah I will look at old photos or posts I've written to remind myself that "this too shall pass" -- with the help of God, friends, family and the community we've discovered through Miriam School and Action for Autism -- we are going to make it. Noah is going to succeed. His gifts may be tougher to unwrap, but with time and patience we will all have the opportunity to enjoy them. Over the last year we've learned Noah has an ear for music and oftentimes only needs to hear something once to play it. This discovery has lead to an increase in both his self esteem and joy for life. Not only that but it has played a role in supporting finger strength as he continues to struggle with handwriting. This summer, thanks to Action for Autism, Noah received 1 on 1 keyboarding instruction to support his education. I'm happy to report he increased his skills from 1-2 WPM to 7 WPM. Though he still has a long way to go -- we are celebrating the small victory.

This August marks Action for Autism's 9th Annual Family Fun Walk. Our goal is raise $350 to support an organization that has been a light for our family for 9 years! If you would like to make a donation to AFA, please visit their website  or contact me directly. Thank you!

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