Friday, October 5, 2012
I've had a lot of people ask me what it's like having a son with autism and what we do to help and what we work on and things like that, so I thought I would do a little post about it. We have been really lucky to have good people helping us and giving us direction. One of the things we have learned to do is use what are called PECs cards. These are just a way for our kids to ask for something they want without using words. They are either not ready to use their words yet, or they just choose not to, so in the meantime, we have other methods. These are the kids morning schedule boards. They have interchangeable cards like the one on the right that we use for bedtime. Owen's is a little different, we use a bye bye card to show that it's time for school. Our kids aren't great at these cards yet and so we sometimes have to help them, but they really are getting there.