The Spider. A Story About Empathy. He is sensitive to the feelings of everyone around him. From kindergarten, his teachers have remarked on how kind he is to others. As a result, for group projects he is often paired with children who need encouragement. He is often chosen to read to younger children, or to help a new child feel at home. At the dinner table we hear stories about the friendships he has formed with the autistic children in his
"Memory Book"-- Great counseling tool to use with children and teens to express a loss through drawing and writing. They can write about a loved one or friend who has died, a relationship they have lost, such as a friend or boyfriend/girlfriend or a meaningful object they have lost. Encourage children to use their own creativity. Loss is a difficult topic for youth to grasp and discuss, therefore often drawing and writing about it may make it easier for them.
A lot of special needs moms and autism moms experience loneliness because it is so hard for the typical mom to understand. Don't be lonely! Find a support group! There are others just like you somewhere!!