Many of you are aware that our son, Memphis, was diagnosed as high-functioning autistic a few years ago.
Since then, we have had many ups & downs.
He is extremely bright but struggles every day in social settings. Triggers, both expected & unexpected, can throw him into major meltdowns & he can become quite aggressive.
For the past few weeks, he has been out of school. Only attending a tutor program at the end of the day for about an hour. Academically, he's still keeping up. But his behaviours keep him from functioning well in a classroom setting.
He also suffers from ADHD & anxiety.
Because of all these issues, it was recommended he be admitted to a weekly (24hr) hospitalization at a nearby mental health institute. We visited the facilities last week and were impressed with the accommodations & staff. They are hoping his stay will last 5 weeks or less. And we're excited that he'll be home with us every weekend.
Although this will be a difficult time for our family, we are hoping this will finally get us the answers we need to help him be successful at school, and in life.
While he's away, I am not sure how much I will feel like blogging... Who knows, maybe it be therapeutic to write & post... but maybe not.
At this time I am waiving my fee for guest posts / giveaways and would be honored and extremely grateful to have you take over my blog for a day. If you are interested in guest posting or hosting a giveaway, email me at lenabairdATgmailDOTcom to discuss your post!
My blog is a little part of me that I enjoy sharing with others, it would break my heart if I totally neglected it... and it's an opportunity for my readers to get to know each other better too!