Fingers crossed . . .

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Well the youngest went off this morning. His lead care worker and another care worker picked him around half past ten. We hadn’t told him where he was going, only that his flat wasn’t finished (he knew it was being decorated) and he was going on an ‘adventure’. K*** told him last night, and we were on tenterhooks regarding his reaction. This was another change to the plan. People on the Autistic Spectrum often don’t react favourably to changes to a routine. But it surprised us both. He just looked up from his laptop with a bit of a confused look, smiled and carried on searching You Tube for his favourite videos. I went up later and asked if he was excited about his ‘adventure’ and he said he was. We now just have to wait and see how the two carers go with it. I’m not sure if it is his medication or the care staff, or a combination of both that means things can change without too much upset. A year ago, any slight change would often result in an autistic meltdown, but these days, he just appears to accept things better.

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New phone arrived today. It’s the same make, just a later model. The price on eBay was £142.99, but for some bizarre reason there was a discount of £28.60 on the deal, but I had to buy that day. It was the phone I wanted, so I went for it. I was just about to go through my Cashback site for another 1% off when K*** explained that if I went through her Cashback site, I could get another 10% off. After a bit of ‘umming and ‘arring I bit the bullet and bought the phone. It now looks as if the phone will cost me £102.99. Not a bad saving!

2 thoughts on “Fingers crossed . . .

  1. That is fantastic news!! Seems that him living in his flat does him a lot of good? Fingers are crossed that he will enjoy himself (I loved to go as a kid, but yeah, as someone who is NOT spontaneious and not super fond of surprises (like a trip) I can only imagine how stressful it must be if you don’t take change well AT ALL, no matter how small. I hope he will love it!

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  2. Thanks. It has taken about 5 years to get to this stage. From going 2 days a week to 5 days, and now 12 days has been a long curve. He has a good team with him that knows him and knows what pushes his buttons.

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