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Glimpse into the future......

Posted by on Nov. 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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So I had to go into work for a few hours today to try to get a head start on the week after a holiday off. I took Brice who is ASD and 14 years old with me.  When he goes he normally listens to his music and I do my thing.  Today I decided to do invoices.  I had over 250 to stuff into envelopes. Brice came over and watched me fold a few and then tried it himself.  He did not quite have it so I guided his hands.  HE MASTERED IT ON THE SECOND TRY!!  Brice helped me stuff all the invoices!!!  I was so proud of him and makes me wonder what the future can hold for him.  I know that it is just stuffing envelopes but for me the point was he sat and did it and was able to master it!!! HUGE step forward!!!!

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dawncs
by Dawn on Nov. 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM

There are many opportunities for those on the spectrum. There is employment on many levels to match their own abilities. I would not give up on it. You might want to get in touch with the high school's job coach to help you with adulthood. I will include a few resources to help you: http://www.ncil.org/ and http://www.thearc.org/.

Dawn
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BDSMI
by on Nov. 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM

 

Thank you!!!  I am working with the high school special education dept and they are pushing us towards job training but I am unsure if that is the right decision for him.

Quoting dawncs:

There are many opportunities for those on the spectrum. There is employment on many levels to match their own abilities. I would not give up on it. You might want to get in touch with the high school's job coach to help you with adulthood. I will include a few resources to help you: http://www.ncil.org/ and http://www.thearc.org/.


 

dawncs
by Dawn on Nov. 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

 You're welcome! You should sign up for the Autism Waiver in your state for Brice. It can hook him up for sheltered workshops in your area and adult services. He does not have to necessarily work in the local community at all. I know of two who work in a sheltered workshop with whom I practice with and take pride in their work. It is at their own pace and no pressures. It also works with adult SSI guidelines.

Quoting BDSMI:

Thank you!!!  I am working with the high school special education dept and they are pushing us towards job training but I am unsure if that is the right decision for him.

Quoting dawncs:

There are many opportunities for those on the spectrum. There is employment on many levels to match their own abilities. I would not give up on it. You might want to get in touch with the high school's job coach to help you with adulthood. I will include a few resources to help you: http://www.ncil.org/ and http://www.thearc.org/.

Dawn
Cookbook Writer and Internet Resource Research Writer
Check out my books at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/dawnlucan

mypbandj
by Jen on Nov. 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM
That is a giant step! My 16 yr old has ASD and I know we worry about his future.
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SnowWhieQueen
by on Nov. 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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that's so great...i know my 6 yr old zipped his coat alone today!! so i know how proud u must be!! its the little things that count!!

NiyasMom1
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM
That really is big and definitely a huge step forward. Moments like these help to reassure us that although it may take a while, our babies are capable of accomplishing great things. Prayers for continued successes!
TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Dec. 1, 2013 at 5:54 AM

 I'm so proud of him, too! The possibilities the future holds are endless!

Way to go, Brice!

lucasmadre
by Kari on Dec. 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I think sometimes we actually underestimate out own children. I am always amazed at teacher conferences what my son is doing in school. I am so happy he could show you how he could master a task he had never done before with ease! Happy day!!

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Wow...this is awesome!  I'm grinning from ear to ear as I read this!

Krissyc75
by Kristin on Dec. 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Thats awesome!!! Good job Brice!

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