Don't Push me
- Jul 8, 2003
I bought him a football for Christmas (A world cup one, made me happy!) - I started playing with it with him and was amazed in January that he started to go collect it and bring it back to me, chuckling and loving it. Forward on 2 months and he now wont even play with me. Just bounces it on his own. It just breaks my heart.The learning, then going back to square one is a familiar theme. Our boy had just got to the stage of putting a pre-loaded spoon to his mouth, when for whatever reason decided he no longer wants to do that. Now he won’t take any food off a spoon at all and will only eat finger foods.
As for PEC’s, well we have tried that too, with zero success. It seems it’s much easier for him to lead us, by the hand, then select pictures, to show his needs. For him, it’s like, why show them a picture of my drinks botlle, when I can just give them the bottle to meet my needs.
As for help, it is limited, but as mentioned, autism is such a broad spectrum (sic) that it is difficult to provide help for all…
Sounds very much like we are on similar journeys.