I Saw That One Coming

I just posted my last entry today even though I wrote it over two months ago.  I meant to come back and finish it but life happened.  My son had surgery, our family was hit with two stomach viruses in a month, school play rehearsals, summer camps, dog went missing, started working again and I threw out my back.  So, my back is still injured which makes it very hard to manage a very physical child with autism, the dog was never found which has left me with a sadness so deep that sometimes I can’t catch my breath and we have started speech and OT again.  The good news is that after my son’s surgery to put in tubes yet again and disintegrate his adenoids, he does seem more attentive and his speech therapist has noticed a drastic improvement.  The bad news is, just as I called it, my child has a new OT and he has not clicked with her.  He used to love OT and playing in the gym, now he can’t get out of there fast enough.  All he wants to do is swing the entire 45 minutes.  The only time he perks up is when his speech therapist comes to get him.  His new OT seems like a perfectly wonderful person and she has been with the facility for quite some time but for whatever reason my son is not impressed.  We have had three sessions and the situation does not seem to be improving.  I feel I have to ask to see another therapist because this situation is not helping our son improve.  It is common knowledge that changes in routines are deeply upsetting to children with autism, then why does this facility keep reassigning my child to new therapists every couple of months?  This brings me back to the support issue.  Not one person from this company has offered in suggestions to help during this time of transition.  Again, I find myself navigating through this mess alone.  One in forty some parents have a child with autism, yet we find ourselves alone.  That is a problem.

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