When my son turns three next year we have a spot on the waitlist for the autism preschool. Back when we got on the list DS was 17 months and had regressed considerable in his speech(he had been advanced and then lost even mom and dad). He's 27 months and is talking quite a bit,his eye contact has gotten better and as long as he isn't very engrossed in something he's starting to look when you call his name. He still lacks stranger danger or seemingly much of a sense of pain,he still has some issues with self-injury when REALLY upset and is really fond rapping himself in fleece blankets at all hours especially when stressed. So he still has some signs but I think we're dealing more with that he's just an aspie like my husband. So yes it takes understanding and patience with maybe some therapy in the long run but doesn't seem to need intensive therapy.
The preschool only has 15 spots and it seems like somebody more severe might benefit from that more from a specialized preschool. I figure we'd just find a preschool that will tolerate his blanket(I'm working on turning some into more of a poncho that he can wear), be patient with his never ending energy and be patient with both his don't touch me moments and his clingy ones.
Sound like a good idea or should we hold our spot because they can probably be more tolerant with his autistic moments?
Hold the spot if you might need it. If you don't, someone else will be moved into it if you decide not to use it. There are weighted vests that might work for your child.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on Oct. 3, 2012
Answer by feralxat at 11:55 PM on Oct. 3, 2012
you said he wraps himself in a blanket when stressed. In a school setting, a weighted vest will do the job and not hinder ability to use his hands.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Oct. 3, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 1:05 AM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by winterglow at 7:42 AM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by idareyou at 8:25 AM on Oct. 4, 2012
I would hold that spot for your son. You never know it may be beneficial to him in ways you never thought of.
Answer by booklover545 at 5:22 PM on Oct. 4, 2012