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27 July 2012

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Eileen Riley-Hall

Kristina,

Amazing post. Wouldn't you love to know how exactly Charlie processes the weather and how it is that he is so incredibly sensitive to such changes?
I get the bit about downtime. I often think when the world is so neurologically overwhelming to a person with autism, the "mighty" schedule is like a series of road posts that makes the navigating bearable. When it isn't there, it must seem like chaos. Could you do a visible alternative schedule for his weeks off? I feel for you. Caroline was similar when younger. She is better now, but she is definitely happier in school

Linda

Could Charlie attend additional camp sessions for more days of structured, friendly time?

Yay camp!

Dixie Redmond

I'm glad camp is available for Charlie. Yes, August has its challenges, for sure. My guy has one more year of school.

Kristina Chew

@Dixie, one more year and then what, if I might ask? Because the issue of 'after school' is ever on my mind!

@Linda, Charlie goes to the camp till it closes in mid-August! We did decided to get him two extra days this year, as ESY ends on a Wednesday, so he can Thursday and Friday. A bit nervous about him though.

@Eileen, thank you for the reminder, will use a variation of the 'shirt and shorts' schedule I did for Charlie's 10-day break between school and ESY. I'd better start counting how many days he is off!

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