Well, one thing is truly consistent in Chico: unreliability. We received four RSVPs for the new ASD Parent Support Group – that would have meant 6 additional adults besides my husband and me. However, no one actually showed up for the group. That stunned me as I received one of the RSVPs a few hours before the group was to begin!
We stayed at the ARC until 7:15 (dinner was at 5:30 and the group was supposed to start at 6 pm). We thought that was plenty of time for people arriving late from work. I truly don’t know what else we could have done to spread the news. April is Autism Awareness Month and I attended all the functions to hand-out fliers to families with autism. Around 125 fliers were handed out. Next month, there will not be an opportunity like this one.
How frustrating!?! I shook hands and had many discussions with parents during the autism walk who truly seemed interested. I know life gets busy, but not one attendee?!
At least, our son had a good time playing at ARC for those 2 hours. He had his first bouncy house experience, so it was not a total bust!
In other news, it seems like there was a cancellation for an ADOS for May 10th. That will make life much easier since my husband has surgery on the currently scheduled ADOS day, May 3rd. Now, I just have to get confirmation that we have that new date.