The most significant change that has had an impact on my son’s routine is not having his after-school sports clubs. He has been used to playing hockey and tennis every week, plus swimming.
Living in a flat without a garden can be challenging during this time; however, my son came up with this brilliant idea. He said, “if we cannot play outside, then we can create our indoor beach”. (What a genius idea, so that is what we did).
My son chose a few activities to do during the week. A new addition to Easter this year was making Italian Easter Bread.
Overall, my son has handled the change and transition to being educated at home well (better than I expected).
Today is World Autism Awareness Day and going beyond the day, week and month, I also want to focus on the importance of acceptance and inclusion.
Sometimes the challenging times in life gives you clarity and understanding of what is most important. We all live busy lives, and sometimes we need a little time out to slow down.
My son and I attended the relaxed opening at The National Museum of Computing on 17th February. My son enjoys playing computer games, so it was great to be able to show him the history of computers, and some of the games that I played back in the day.