I have been trying to teach my son the concept of Money.
Although Mickey is non verbal he understands. verbal communication. Whilst explaining to him that money can be withdrawn from the atm, to take him to the restaurant for a meal, he darts towards the cashpoint.
His facial expression says it all. Mickey fully understands the withdrawal of money from an atm.
I’m so happy that my son is able to mop his floor. Mickey was extremely active when he was younger. Handling a mop and bucket would have been an health and safety issue as he would have slipped on the wet floor.
He is now able to manipulate the mop in the chosen direction on the floor. He no longer needs assistance. Mickey is able to keep himself, and others safe during this activity.
Three years ago I decided that my son’s achievements should be celebrated.
I did not believe that only mainstream able bodied students who attended college/ university were entitled to celebrate their academic achievements.
My son has overcome many obstacles during his journey.
When he was younger the idea of him cooking, baking, painting, drawing seemed a far away distant dream.
Due to his hyperactive disorder, sitting at a table for ten minutes was an achievement. Persistance and determination from myself, his Teacher, and support workers, have enabled him to engage in social and community activities.
Michael has surpassed all my expectations.
He deserved to have his achievements acknowledged. I am so proud of my son. He continues to go from strength to strength.