It's All Okay

Just a mom blogging about life with an autistic child.

Location: Canada

I'm a stay at home mom with two boys. Patrick is my youngest and has ASD.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The newest thing

He's refusing to get on the bus to come home. Well, he's done it three times. The funny thing is, one day he'll hop on and come home no problem. The next he'll just say "Patrick not getting on the bus" and there's nothing they can do about it. So I get the phone call and have to go pick him up.

They aren't doing anything different with him on those days before the refusal. They've tried everything they can think of (and so have I). He knows why I'm sure of it. But since he can't comprehend or answer "why" questions he can't tell us what's going on in his head.

He cries when I come get him even though he wasn't scolded. He knows he should have gotten on the bus. He says he wants to after the bus leaves. He says "Patrick take the brown bus home with K to see mommy who has cookies". Well he doesn't say all that at once but in several phrases kwim?

Ugh, gonna have a conference today to brainstorm and discuss ideas. Kudos to the school for not asking me just to pick him up. They seem focused on getting this to work.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These situations are always difficult because they need you to be a mind reader, and of course you're not!!
Yes!! Good for the school for going with the flow for now and working WITH you!!
You'll figure it our or Patrick will decide to board the bus everytime. It is just a matter of which comes first.

Mon Oct 16, 06:33:00 PM 2006  

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