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Sometimes you just want to smack people.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This morning started with a trip to the autism specialist. Isaac was VERY talkative this visit and actually learned something new that fits so many pieces together with the way his school year started to disintegrate second semester. I will be finding out who this "counselor" was and letting the SPED team know that she needs to get an education in autism. Short version: 1) had a group of "mild" special ed teens called together for a social needs session, 2) through visual and verbal methods she called out those with autism and told them that they would never have an IQ equal to their neuro-typical peers and 3) that they should be careful what the dream about becoming in the future. I could tell Monica was fighting back her emotions as he was telling us this story and instead she informed him how incorrect that individual had been and then talked about those who had genius level IQ's. Unfortunately, the damage this individual did to Isaac and those other teens is done and some of the self-confidence they had to work hard to create has been taken away from them. Makes me sad, frustrated and angry.

Maegann did well today with her job. I had her task list and she worked through it without any grumbling. Even got a good start on some new Cosmetology-based scholarship applications.

I spent time drafting another client plan and hopefully can finish it tomorrow, but not sure as I may be gone all day with Maegann's neuro-behavioral evaluation. Taking things to do just in case I do have to stay, but will come home for 3-4 hours if possible. I've got Isaac with Meg from 1-4 so that will help a lot knowing he won't have so much time at home alone. I might see if Meg can do an extra hour either in front or behind of the usual time.

About 5pm I was tired so I decided to lay down on the sofa and elevate my sore knee/leg. While there Isaac was playing the PS4 and I was looking at Serious Puzzles and talking with him off and on. I told him he got to choose the next one that I tackle from the ones that I had showed him which was about a dozen of them at least. Here's what he chose:

Not only is this 1000 pieces of "same-ness", it is also glow in the dark! He loved this one because of the statue of liberty and the fact that these buildings are special and part of current history. Maegann's comment was, "Good luck with that one mom." LOL
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    Thank you for sharing this. We can all learn from each other. Understanding and love is what it's about.

    Running Interventions to protect, support and encourage our loved ones takes constant vigilance, stamina and energy.

    I'm so sorry that Issac and the others in that session had such a degrading experience. "Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can break our hearts." When one of our loved ones is injured (in any way/shape or form), the rest of us hurt with them. Sorry for the hurt and anguish it caused you and your entire family.

    That counselor should know better. Does she really believe what she said? If so, I hope she gets opportunity to meet autistic adults who are thriving @work, in our world; who have obtained the necessary information/training in order to use their unique gift(s) to contribute to our world. I'd be questioning her training, her certification, her required continuing education, her motive for saying such negative things to persons she has been hired to CARE for. I believe she owes them an apology. I'd also like her to do that puzzle that Issac chose and why he chose it, to understand how intelligent he truly is.

    Enjoy every piece of that puzzle! Keep on being the mighty fine G'mother you are.
    Keep on taking care of you as well. emoticon

    116 days ago
    That counselor is appalling.Love the puzzle Isaac chose !
    118 days ago
    YIKES!!!! What is happening with that counselor that she/he would say something like that?!!! The counselor needs to be set straight and reported.

    What a puzzle and I with Maegann, "Good luck on this one"!


    - Nancy Jean -
    118 days ago
    Ignorance about mental situations is dreadful. One expects that counselors and everybody related to education should be fully informed about these topics. Often times seem to be the opposite! emoticon what a puzzle!
    118 days ago
    That will be a challenging puzzle.

    Playing devils advocate on the situation with the counselor....are you 100% sure that is how it went down? Or is some of it perception on Isaac's part? Just shocking to me that actually happened but anything is possible of course.

    Hope the evaluation goes well today.
    118 days ago
    As someone who works with Autistic children on a daily basis, I am blown away! I’d report her.
    118 days ago
    That counselor does need to be smacked! You definitely need to contact the school and inform them of that. That is not right and you have every right to be upset. Good luck with the puzzle!
    118 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    What the counsellor did breaks my heart.
    118 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Wow that's a crazy puzzle! So sorry to hear about that counsellor, that was totally uncalled for.
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