So Daniel has been, for the most part, dairy free including casein. He's been doing SOOO well being dairy free. He is communicating just about on-par with other kids his age (according to his speech path), and his autistic "symptoms" are vanishing! He's becoming like a regular kid! But the moment you give him cheese, he's right back at square one for at least a week.
He started preschool this week (Mon and today) and so far it's going great! The first day I was expecting him to be hugging my leg like he did for the 3 visits we made to the classroom. But he wasn't. We got there at the start of the "day" and I helped him wash up for breakfast. Then he sat down and I helped him cut his dairy-free french toast. Then I said, "Okay, Daniel. I'm gonna leave now." and he said "kay". But with him that doesn't mean he knows what you are saying or understands at all. I left anyway, expecting him to have a breakdown when he realized I was gone. But his teachers said he didn't have a breakdown at all!
Today it was the same deal. Helped him wash up for breakfast. Sat him down. Told him I was leaving. This time actually said "bye" and he said "bye" back. I said "I love you" and he said it back. Then I left. His teacher said that he had a blast today and that he actually participated in things I would not have expected him to participate in.
I'm excited to say that this is gonna work out great for us and he's not likely going to need a smaller classroom.
At this rate, he might actually graduate out of the program before kindergarten!
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
ahhhh that just gave me chills! That is so great!
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