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Topics: Autism Development

New Den!

Smell that? Isn’t it a bit strange, in fact its new!

A Lion is nothing without den, almost like a car without wheels, sure the steering works, and the seats are comfy, but it wont actually go anywhere. Well, this lion now has a new set of shiny wheels.

This lion also has a Jamie, if I am a car, and I have new wheels, than Jamie is the driver. My job is to keep Jamie safe, and to make sure he doesn’t have any mega big problems when I all of a sudden have wheels.

As I may have mentioned before, Jamie doesn’t like change. He hates change, and it leads to many problems. So, having his car all of a sudden shoot out from under him has caused a few problems. The biggest one is he hasn’t been able to speak. I am sure I will write more on this in the future, but it has been, to say the least, an interesting couple of weeks.

With the new den, has come new things that I am very impressed with. First up the new den is a supported den. We use to live in a hotel which was temporary and the support was by the kindness of the staff. The staff did a greate job, but, while we were there we were able to keep the engine running and the seats heated, but going places was not an option. The new den however, is part of a bigger place. This new place is purpose built for supporting people in dens. So far this support has proved to be immensely awesome and very encouraging.

In the new den we have help with the things which people may consider basic, we have quiet and security, we have comfort and clarity. We have support and understanding. We are very excited to say the new den is great.

Published: 15 November 2007 | Categories: , Permalink


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