When we first took Logan out of public school, we also started RDI
. Not long after that, we also were blessed to have Leslie move in with us. It was a natural assumption that she would go with us to the parent training. She became and RDI extender for us. Basically, she did therapy with Logan when we were unavailable or needed to do something with Madison.
In a perfect world, everyone would have a helper at home. It worked out for us that Leslie lived with us. She was always great with Logan. If you know her, you absolutely must ask her about taking Logan out of the children’s museum screaming. The story is hilarious!
Leslie would work with Logan so I could work with Madison, or do housework , or just breathe. Sometimes, I just needed to step away from Logan . There is nothing wrong with that. His needs at times are extensive.. He talks non stop at times. Sometimes I need quiet time to recoup and come back focused.
Long story short, try to find someone to help you out even if it’s only short periods of time. A child with autism needs a ton of ongoing care. Even a high functioning one like Logan. It doesn’t have to be someone you pay. The only caveat need be that you trust them with your child and that they can take care of them. Perhaps you could trade services or goods or children. Just kidding!
This is Day 18 in a series called Homeschooling with Autism
. To enter the the giveaway for a $25 Sam's Card go to Day 17 for details
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