One of the great things about our move is that my daughter will be able to ride-- we will probably get her a horse. We are finding out about Hippotherapy. Her aunt was a volunteer for a local group who provided this. We know that my daughter loves animals of all shapes and sizes, and especially horses. I am thinking of enrolling in some beginning courses so that I can volunteer as well. I'll post more on this as I learn!
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.