March 13, 2012 – How many hours in a day?

Today, we had our first intervention session with our son’s new interventionist and program manager.  It is like starting from scratch again.  He still knows his signs, but is not comfortable yet and is incredibly wiggly.  It does not help that they say different things when showing the same cards and books he has looked at in the past (different noises, etc.).

During his last break, the manager gave me information on several things.  The first is a play group that will be starting up in the next few weeks.  If you sign up for the play group, attendance is mandatory two days a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each play group.  In addition, we spoke about the Hanen Program – a speech program for parents of ASD children or at-risk children.  She said it would be great for me.  However, classes are 3 nights a week.  Also, we spoke briefly about how the lil man should be starting occupational therapy soon (do not know when, how many times per week, or how long each session will be).  On top of that, he will be starting speech therapy when he turns 2 (again, do not know how many times per week or how long each session will be).  What a full-schedule for a toddler and his mother!

On top of that, I have to figure out a sitter schedule and work schedule.  Until he has a firm schedule, I may just have to work during nap time.  I do not want to hire a new sitter to just have his whole schedule upset again by a new therapy time and have to change sitters again!  It is a lot to take in.  I must breathe, relax, and figure this out.  Oh, did I happen to mention that we are a one car family too?!?!

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