Even though I’ve walked this walk of Autism for twelve years; I’ve often heard or read consistency, schedules and routines are very important for Autistic children. Truth be told I knew consistency was and is very significant. I’m still learning and this was proven earlier this week. I had conversations with a few people; one was with my Dad. He kept Justin one Sunday morning while I attended church. I always put Justin’s snacks out to be given. Well, one would be his favorite Nutri-Grain bar. I always feed it to him in three pieces, Justin knows this. So, my Dad stated that after feeding him he refused the fourth piece. My first thought “Ain’t no way!”

Having the same conversation with his teacher she stated, “He would not eat any of his Nutri-Grain bar. My question to her——-how are you feeding it to him? If he can feel the center with his hands, it’s sticky and he knows that it’s more than should be given. She stated “that it’s cut into about eight small pieces” and I replied that’s it! Again, I explained the three portion deal. “The importance of being consistent” Our special child/children teach us how to teach them. Lesson learned, that something as small as this is very major to Justin. As much as I would like for Justin to go with the flow, I’ve adapted to his daily routine.

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God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I'm not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.

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