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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Autism and K.C.

Autism and K.C. is a blog that you will want to visit over and over again because Tina writes so well about the life and times of K.C. and his Big Brother. Join me in welcoming her back and letting her know that we care and are interested in what goes on in their lives. It is fascinating the progress that K.C. has made lately and it's fun to hear all the stories of Big Brother's great imagination and intellect. Go and check out their blog, you'll be glad that you did.

Here is Griffin with Gayle in O.T, he is climbing the rope ladder. He seemed to do okay while going up the ladder but going down was too much of a challenge for him apparently because he would just laugh, let go, and fall down to the mat. While climbing up he was a bit more serious and seemed to really want to make it to the top. In this photo Griffin is getting help from Gayle in helping him down the ladder, it is a lot of work for anyone to climb and desend a ladder like that much less a little 4 year old. I think that he did a great job. Griffin went to the zoo with his class on Friday and I went along as well. I am so proud of him because he did so well. He was the only child out of all the students 8 (I think) who wasn't crying. Griffin was his usual happy camper self and just seemed to have a blast watching all the animals. He especially had fun at the petting zoo of course. I just think that it is amazing that he didn't become overwhelmed with his surroundings because there are so many different sights, sounds, and odors too. So, I understand how the other children became upset probably from sensory overload. It was pretty chilly outside too, my hands were freezing, I am sure that it was a contributing factor in the whole situation. Today is really nice and we are about to go out and take Griffiin's service dog, Abby for a walk Hugs to all of you and have a great day!


K.C.'sMommy said...

Hi Lora and Griffin,
Thank you so much for mentioning us on your blog:) We really appreciate it, you guys are sweethearts:)
Griffin is awesome! He gets the sillies alot huh? Big Brother has a fit of the giggles alot too. They are quite contagious and I start laughing too.
Right on Griffin! A ladder like that has got to be tough to climb! It looks like fun!
Lora gosh he sounds like he had a great time at the zoo! I can't wait to see more photos!

Melissa said...

Ah! I was wondering what in the world happened to Tina's blog! I went to read this weekend and everything was gone and replaced with some sort of poem. I'm glad to know she is still blogging. :) I'll have to update my links.

Look at Griffin climbing! He looks liek he had a great time! And it sounds like the zoo was a lot of fun for him. :)

Mr Ornery said...

Bet somebody was smiling delightedly behind the camera too. I suspect the young man is returning to his mom all the joy she gives to him.

Anonymous said...

A good OT would be able to explain and address this. Why isn't she?