Well the boys have just been schedualed for their new therapists at the clinic once a week,which will actually be a great thing for them.the clinic is The Pediatric Development Center,in Portland,Maine, http://pediatricdevelopmentcenter.com/ We LOVE our in home OT,but she has had to work with both of them and it's been pretty hard as they need very different things most of the time.Now they'll be getting one-on-one therapy time with their own therapists so their individual needs will be addressed.We are all so excited about that.
The oldest son will be going for his assessment this week,and I'm holding out alot of hope that we can get him some help to finally be able to get some school work done with some success.He will be in summer school,but he's agreeing to try a camp program with the DARE officers that will help get him in gym at the YMCA.He has also stated he thinks he might like to try football again in the fall,and we talked about him trying wrestling again as that was really a great sport for him.It addressed alot of his physical needs which affected his social,emotional and academic needs as well.
Hoping everyone got a chance to check out the autisticlike.com and see the clips of Eriks film.He's a great guy who's really put it out there to help spread the word and help others as well.He mentioned something about a viewing of the film in october,over a few days all over the country to get it out there for people to see,I'm thinking I'd like get something going around my area to help out with that,I'll keep you all posted.
Also the The Duke has a therapist who'll be coming to the house to work with him,and later in July we'll be joining a play group,both he and his sister,then in the fall they'll get to join a toddler class 2-3 days a week for about 2-3 hours.The class has therapists right there,and if they see any changes or new needs they'll be able to help us get them addressed.They'll even be keeping an eye on the Princess as we haven't decided that she really needs any help yet,but the Duke needs her and going to class will help ease their seperation anxiety.The older twins went to this program,and I wish I'd remembered that they could've helped them further when we first heard sensory,but hind sight you know it ROCKS! The program is through WABAN,in southern Maine,you can check them out here http://www.waban.org/ They are a fantastic organization of wonderful therapists and educators and caring people who provide exceptional services to the community that needs them.I'm so glad to have stumbled back upon them for help with the lil'kids! They really ROCK!