I was hoping swimming lessons would be one thing we would be able to do
without issue, but he's even too much of a distraction for that, the
instructor brought him out of the pool to me and explained she couldn't
handle him and watch the other kids too. I understood because I know how
he is. I talked to the swim lesson coordinator, he's going to go ahead
and let Conor finish out the session (2
more classes to go) and may even try to bring on another lifeguard to
help out and then we'll switch to private lessons. He said he's willing
to teach him himself if he's allowed. He's a manager so he's not
supposed to, but if he arranges it during a time that doesn't conflict
with his work schedule he might be able to--I told him if it has to be
someone else, that's fine too. I just want my boy to learn how to swim.
Luckily he loves the water.
I had planned to start him in lessons when he was a year old, but because of my work schedule I couldn't do it. Sometimes I wonder if it would have made a difference. He just has a minor form of autism (PDD-NOS) and I can't keep him in anything. What would things be like if he was classic?