Post 25 Fireworks

Our experience with fireworks has been mixed. When he was young we went to a couple festivals and he was a little bothered by the loud noise. But not so much so that he couldn’t handle it. It was a great way to desensitize him to fireworks and loud noises. A couple years later weContinue reading “Post 25 Fireworks”

Post 24 Speech Therapy

Finding Speech Therapy for Greyson has been challenging throughout our journey. During EI we were constantly at war with the case manager. Our OT and DI encouraged us to try and get him speech services. They went as far as offering to support us with the case manager. The case worker continually refused. Sighting thatContinue reading “Post 24 Speech Therapy”

Post 23 Music

Greyson has always been really engaged in music. When he was roughly 4 months old he fell in love with Mickey Mouse Club House. It was great, but he only liked one particular episode, Hibiscus Hola. So we were playing it most of the day for him. He would hardly notice if we played anotherContinue reading “Post 23 Music”

Post 21 Eating

When Greyson was about 1 years old, he was a phenomenal eater. He tried most things and enjoyed them, including bananas, pasting, eggs, broccoli, hummus, & a variety of snacks and cookies, as well as many purees. He played with his food and truly looked forward to meal time. He was always excited, laughing andContinue reading “Post 21 Eating”

Post 20 Anxiety

Greyson struggles a lot with anxiety. He is extremely careful and cautious with many different things. An example is when Greyson is walking down the stairs he is very careful and takes his time, which is great. He’s also very cautious when we go to the playground and he uses the swings. We have noticedContinue reading “Post 20 Anxiety”

Post 19 Covid

Covid definitely had a big impact on the whole family. Greyson in particular was affected in many ways. To start he was finally starting to attempt to socialize but suddenly we couldn’t let him socialize. I am sure it was a confusing time for him. One minute being encouraged to socialize and the next notContinue reading “Post 19 Covid”

Post 18 My Personal Challenge

I have learned a lot since becoming a father. I know I have talked a little about the struggling time I had when Grey was born. But I haven’t spoken about the parts of that time in my life that I was challenged as a person. I looked back on my life and realized IContinue reading “Post 18 My Personal Challenge”

Post 6 What is Normal?

I remember when I first mentioned to people that Greyson had Autism. I heard responses like how, he looks normal? or he doesn’t look like someone with Autism.How does someone with Autism look? I would love to know. Then the famous question well doesn’t he have to go to a special school? People were veryContinue reading “Post 6 What is Normal?”

Therapy E.I (Early Intervention)

We started E.I (Early Intervention) when Greyson was 18 months. We had OT & DI (Developmental Intervention). We unfortunately were never able to get speech therapy for him, which is a whole other issue. We did therapy every single Day. We had OT in the mornings and DI in the afternoons. It was a lotContinue reading “Therapy E.I (Early Intervention)”

1st Blog Post….The Beginning

Our Journey all started when we were given a referral for our son Greyson for a speech evaluation at about 18 months of age. I made the call and set up the in home evaluation for them to come and assess Greyson. The day came and 2 therapists showed up and started the evaluation withContinue reading “1st Blog Post….The Beginning”