Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012

2012 Update: A quick update on Michael.  He's 12 years old and just finished 7th grade.  This year he played violin again in the orchestra, had a small part in the musical "Willy Wonka", took Italian and ended up with an 88 grade point average.  It was a hard year for school work.  Changing classes every period & having around 7 different teachers was an adjustment.  The last month of school, we got rid of his 1:1 aide.  Basically, she wasn't doing much anyway- but annoying Michael.  He is for sure independent and wants to be treated like everyone else.  I guess the biggest problems this year have been socialization and behaviors in unsupervised situations. 

Michael loves to swim, ride his bike, surf the internet and do things most pre-teens enjoy.  Thanks for reading our blog!!!!

7 comments:

Hannah Stickland said...

I have just been flicking through the 'next blog' link at the top of the page while viewing my own blog and when I found this blog I thought, what an amazing idea, helping everyone to understand what he and others like him think and feel about everyday things. keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I am working on a project for my speech class about autism awareness. Do you happen to have anything that could help me with a citation of the email referenced in your video posted here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBNYRkk8Hao&feature=related:
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Stewarh3@email.sc.edu

dawve30 said...

Just wanted to leave a short message to tell you what an absolute inspiration your youtube videos and blogs have been to me, they give myself and probably everybody that sees them great hope for the future when raising children with autism. Kind regards, from Lisa on the other side of the pond in Scotland x

amanda said...

hi I have a son with autism as well and I would like to keep in contact with other moms going through the same could I have your email address or phone ms Christine and im glad your son is doing better and better

online dramas said...

so nice blogger

Maria jose said...

Hello i was reading your blog and im really want to read more about how your son is doing, i have seeing your YouTube videos of Michael and my two year old is behaving just like Michael at his age!!! How can i found you on Facebook? ? I appreciate your answer! ! Im from Guatemala!! Thanks bye

Sissy said...

Hello, I came across your blog tonight and went to your and Michael's Road Trip 2008. When I saw you were stopping in Scott Co Va I thought Wow, So close and familiar. Then Copper Creek! I visited there very often. My husband's family lived there forever - mother grandparents and Aunt Lakie -Poffs - married Quillen Craft. All of them gone on now. Hwy 58 I'm familiar with also - Grindstone Campground is up there somewhere and hunting grounds; also a mountain loaded with blueberries, free for the picking. I imagine you may have been near Damascus VA when on #58. I live very near there. Anyway, I'm enjoying reading about your road trip. Doubt you will ever read this since you quit posting on this blog so long ago. Now back to your trip before I fall asleep. Carolyn