Home is our refuge, safe space. The important thing how we feel doing activities together, play with each other, and enjoy each other’s company.
Where Little Star plays interactively with me for 30 minutes, is interested in my drawings and writes letters spontaneously and independently for the first time.
This was a bittersweet week, as it was the last time for Suzanne Lazaroo to play with Little Star. She will soon be migrating to Australia. Suzanne has been a Son-rise volunteer for Little Star for almost a year, playing with our ASD child with great love and acceptance. Seems almost yesterday that we had…
Autism is not a disease. You don’t want to fight it. But you can “cure” it with love.
How building stronger relationships with your child can help them interact with others. #autism #relationshipbased #playtherapy
The FIRST TIME Little Star eats vegetables of any kind ON HER OWN. And asks “go where” and “where” questions – even though she is only at Stage 1 verbal communication. 🎉
Everything lately – when I talk to our volunteers, when we discuss challenging behaviours, when we talk about the progress Little Star has made and even the ones she has yet to make, when coming up with games for the playroom, being with her, and managing expectations of autistic kids (less is more, none even better)… Seems to boil down or lead back to attitude.
Wanting Little Star to say a certain word, but not expecting her to say it, has opened up so many ways to encourage language. Cutting out the expectations equals cutting out fear, frustration, disappointment or feelings of failure, which in turn enables me to put so much more in the effort.
I love my child’s isms as for now, they are part of who she is. How different is our play therapy compared to traditional therapies? #sonrise #autism #acceptance
Or specifically SGD3,395 😀 I realized we have been updating our Facebook page to the neglect of our blog. We did our shout outs, thanks and updates at Little Star’s Facebook Page. It’s still so hard to believe, but so true that we made it, thanks to all of you who supported our very unofficial fundraising…
Today I was eager to try out a train game idea that a few of us brainstormed for Little Star during the New Frontiers training course. The idea was to introduce a train game and have dolls get on and off the train at various stations, and have the dolls model waving Hello and Goodbye….
I can’t believe we are already on the last day at New Frontiers. Yes, we made it to the autism training in Singapore! All thanks to supportive family and friends, and a massive host of people we don’t know personally but either loved Little Star’s story, OR supported the Perez’s family’s fundraising effort. Ian, Nathan,…