Friday was Son's first LEGO group session. The Dr. who trained the staff at the Autism Center was there to get them started and boy, is he CUTE! Had I known that, I might have pushed to have Son be in his LEGO group in Voorhess, NJ!
There were about 10 to 12 boys ranging in ages from 9 to 12. I thought the facilitators were very brave to host that many kids that age and add on top of that the fact that the boys have varying degrees of Autism! I was also surprised at how many grandparents there were dropping off the boys. I was the youngest person there picking up/dropping off.
The parents were not allowed to stay for the group, of course but I was in my car watching through the window. Son behaved very well, he stuck with the LEGOs more than any of the other boys in the group. There were boys wandering around the room, one was laying on the floor and there was Son and a couple other boys seriously building the LEGO project.
There was one boy that got on Son's nerves with his disruptive behaviors but Son let the facilitiator take care of it. And we talked about it when we were in the car on the way home. Son showed some empathy for the boy. I was proud of my Son. He's a good kid!
And Son is excited to have group again next week! Since they are changing from Friday's to Tuesdays, there is no group this week.
I have a meeting with the facilitator of the LEGO group on Tuesday of this week to discuss Son's goal for school and some other things that have come up recently. Have I mentioned that I LOVE the Autism Center?