Started my morning sharing breakfast with Cody. As I ate my Greek yogurt with blueberries and drizzled honey, I watched Cody spoon feed himself his entire meal. I am talking very little assistance from me. And the perfectionist he is, he did this with only 2 small drops of oatmeal falling in his lap. #makingprogresseveryday
As we were finishing up breakfast and the therapists started to arrive, I heard Cameron coming down the stairs. As he turned the corner to the kitchen, he was wearing his Autism Awareness t shirt again. I looked at him and just smiled. Deep in side as any mother would do I had a sense of fear but the pride overcame that feeling that he is standing his own ground from the kid that tried to bully a few weeks ago. if you missed this blog you can find in under The Giant Dipper #proudmoment
Last night, Cameron asked if I would time him on a reform he was presenting in his PAP History class once he finished his project. I said, “Sure, remind me, a reform is when you make a change in something in order to improve the outcome, correct?” He replied, “yes, it typically is a social or political practice to make better or to improve to others. I am doing my reform on Autism Awareness.” He asked me for some statistics and how others could get involved. I shared what I knew and offered a few ideas of how to engage the students by polling them with questions and he presented his 5 minute presentation like a champ. So proud for his passion and love he has for his brother or as Cody now says when prompt, “Bro Bro” with the deepest voice a 3 year could have.
You never know how these topics will go with middle school aged students but could not be more proud for Cameron to stand his ground and continue to educate others so we have more acceptance with children with Autism.