Proloquo2Go Rescue!

Imagine the feeling if your sons means of communication flys off your car while driving to the airport?

Scary huh? It happened.

This morning Cody and I were headed to the airport to drop off my older son and husband for a baseball tournament.

My husband strapped Cody into his seatbelt, loaded the luggage and off we went!
We were halfway to the airport and my husband quickly noticed that he could not find Cody‘s communication device.
We were sitting at a signal light and as the light changed green,  my oldest son said, “Well Dad, it has to be on the workbench in the garage or on top of the car.”
The panic set in…..
Have we done a back up? Will it be tough to set up the extra iPad?
Seconds later, you heard this thump… thump….. thump… I look in the rear view mirror and my heart just dropped. There goes Cody’s iPad right  in the middle of the intersection!
The next 30 seconds was a blur but somehow I managed to quickly get over, find a place to turn around, sped up and turned on my hazards and got us back to that intersection.
My husband was already jumping out before the car was in park. He stopped the rest of the traffic picked up the three pieces the communication device was in.
Ran back to the car for us to quickly discover that the casing was fine and was able to put back together and the iPad was in perfect condition!
How someone never ran over it I will never know…. or did they? What a morning… We did all finally start laughing the rest of the drive.
Had to share because this case is the bomb. My mother in law literally had to make a custom strap because we did not want to change the casing….. It has paid for itself time after time with how often he drops it or cars run over it!

Published by mamalamaneustupa

Bio My name is Shelley Neustupa. I am a mother of two cool boys and a wife of 22 years to my high school sweetheart. My oldest son attends the University of Oklahoma. Boomer! My youngest is in 2nd grade and was diagnosed with Autism and Mixed Receptive Expressive Disorder at age 2. Since his diagnosis, I promised him I would advocate and educate as hard as he works each day in therapy. I began writing and have been able to touch many parents that may be new to this journey providing them with actual experiences (not candy coated), support and resources through my entries. Writing is my therapy and my hope one day that my nonverbal son will be able to take these diaries and speak about his own journey and how autism relates to his own experiences. Who knows he and his older brother may become National Speaker’s one day? Come along on our journey to better understand our lives through the eyes of a boy with autism, his Skilled Companion dog Jude, his big brother (and best friend) and mom and dad. My raw vulnerability captures the everyday moments of our journey and will bring even more awareness. A week does not go by where we do not learn something new about ourselves and I want to share these chapters with you. My Sons Undeniable Strengths… Extremely smart and figures out things quickly. Has a memory that allows him to remember more things than I could ever hope for. Persuasive by his personality and sheepish looks. Overabundance of stamina and strength. Loves the outdoors. Enjoys life and always has fun with an unforgettable smile. You can find us here: Writer: Autism Through His Eyes Facebook Instagram YouTube Pinterest Canine Companions for Independence News Interview Cody and Skilled Companion Jude - Our Story

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