Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

We’ve been practising songs in the bath; on the school run….everywhere and today, it finally arrived. The day of D’s school play.

D couldn’t go into the school hall at all during her time in mainstream, I never got to see her in an assembly or a play, nerves and anxieties got the better of her. We’d practice the songs at home until she was word-perfect, do dress rehearsals and then, on the day, severe anxieties would set in and she’d be left with a TA in a classroom, whilst the rest of the class performed.

Not today though.

Our girl was Mary and she was brilliant!!
It was a two year groups combined production and everyone did fantastically. It’s not easy to stand up in front of people and speak/sing but all these SN children managed it, with gentle prompts and persuasion from the school staff.

What was so lovely to see was, with D’s fantastic memory for timings etc, she was gently instructing her classmates into position and went to fetch the baby for the manger before it was handed to her. So proud of her.

We went back to her classroom for a mince pie and orange juice afterwards and D was very happy, lots of people had told her how well she had done.

The best part for D was she’d been told she could go home afterwards so..we did!

I’m really looking forward to T’s class singing on Friday now. Hubbie went with him to tonight’s performance which was for parents only and it went well.

It’s been very cold today, a chance to admire the frosty landscapes and really appreciate the beauty of nature. Glittery frosty cobwebs, which D was desperate to capture on the school run, we’ll be having a go at making some at the weekend:

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I hope everyone’s had a good day, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx šŸ˜˜

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Comments on: "Wednesday 12.12.12 – my D rocks!" (11)

  1. Well done to D. Really pleased for you all. It’s fantastic when stuff like this happens. Hugs from Bramham

  2. I don’t know what to say… WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! D does rock! Best post ever šŸ™‚ xxxx

  3. […] be on the spectrum and his subsequent diagnosis; feeling let down by the professionals and many proud and […]

  4. What a transformation you must have been so proud! Popping over from #Small Steps

  5. Popping over from #smallsteps. It must have been a very proud moment, great that she is finding herself so well….school plays terrify me even now. Until recently, the second half of the summer term was overshadowed by J’s fear of having to perform, so I can see how much it must have meant to you.

    • Thank you, the staff are brilliant with their gentle persuasion and so much practice, I know I wouldn’t feel comfortable performing like that.

  6. What a fantastic achievement, its sounds like the school is amazing and the perfect place for D. I must admit this post made me teary, I can only live in hope that one day we will be sitting watching Ethan in a play.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

    • Thank you, it is a fantastic school, she was a happier child from the very first day. There are niggly moments but on the whole, we’re so grateful she’s enjoying herself there.
      Hope you get there with your E too x

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