Category Archives: New Skills

He went in the potty!


Yesterday at school, Roman stayed dry the entire day.  One of the para educators (aides) decided to let Roman stand at the toilet.  I thought it was probably in vain, and for that time, it was.  But today, he was … Continue reading

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He’s come so far


I got this video today in my email from the school.  One of the many people who works with Roman sent it to me.  I just can’t believe what they’ve done with him using his PECS book.  He’s learned a … Continue reading

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Kissy and Boo


we have two dogs, a beagle named Kissy and a Shar Pei named bailey Boo.  Roman loves the dogs.  Last night he was playing with them and he said their names!  He would run away from them, taunting them to … Continue reading

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School is cool


It was a rough night.  Roman woke up around 11, quite unsettled.  So, Eric brought him to our room to sleep with me while he retreated to the solitude of the couch.  All night long, Roman decided to kick me … Continue reading

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Word explosion!


When I got the report from school today, I was a little disappointed. “No new words,” Katie told me.  “Just more ‘mom’ and ‘no’ and ‘bye’” I hope my dismay wasn’t as obvious as it seemed to me.  As you … Continue reading

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Dog gone tired


I was up until two in the morning playing around with the graphics on the blog.  How does it look?  It was my own fault I was up so late, but as soon as I decided to go to bed, … Continue reading

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Night night Roman


Bedtime is a struggle.  I don’t think this is unique to children on the autism spectrum.  Roman will not go to sleep.  He gets put to bed around 7:30 and is up until at least 9:30.  Some nights he doesn’t … Continue reading

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He’s on a roll


Words!  We have words today!  I’m not just talking about one, either.  Before breakfast was over Roman had told Eric both “no” and “yeah” when requesting what he wanted to eat.  He has used the words before, but not with … Continue reading

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Schedules, schedules


Roman is a pretty regimented guy.  This is typical of people with autism.  He has his schedule and he likes to stick to it.  Today is a bit of a challenge because he had a half day at school.  Usually, … Continue reading

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Better video of Roman using PECS


I got a (slightly) better video of Roman using his PECS book and thought I would share it since the last one is so hard to see.  Blackberry is not the way to go if you want good indoor video.  … Continue reading

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