Monday, August 3, 2009

A good day to move

Today was a good day. Unlike her two younger sisters, Emma has been a bit conflicted about our move. Really making sure I understand where my autistic, aphasiac non-verbal child is coming from with the low tech limited communications systems we have now is tough. But today, she smiled and giggled when I asked how she felt about moving to the farm. So I think at least part of the time, she is positive. Next I am going to make some eye gaze boards with pictures of things there she likes (horses, rides on the ATV, Uncle Paul) and things she might not like and worry about (snow, new school, ???) and see what she wants to talk about. At least it is a start.