You may have heard that an autism home may look a little different from a typical home:
I have found this statement to be true in my experience.
Going through pictures recently, I found a lot of pictures of Declan in some pretty strange places.
He started young, just sitting happily in his toys
Then he moved on to closets
Basket like sinks
The water table was a favorite place to sit, but I only picked one photo
Like a cat, all surfaces were meant to be walked on
And I found there was never any point to hiding food. He would still climb to get it! Like putting the donuts or marshmallows above the stove
Or candy above the refrigerator.
Yes, our house looks a little different. One thing is for sure – you never know where Declan is going to turn up!
The seconds I left Declan alone when he was younger could have led to devastating results. He had no fear or safety awareness. He is becoming more aware of safety issues.
He hasn’t sat in any appliances or baskets in some time. Although, he still climbs for possible hidden treats.
But I found a NEW hiding spot!