I didn’t expect this day to occur quite so quickly, but I am not going to complain.
The twins, after about 13 months in a different region, are moving back to this area.
My daughter has expressed for the last couple of weeks, since the move was announced, how excited she is to be moving back. For my son it is a little more difficult to tell at this point. When the kids moved away we had to wait and watch his behaviours.
For Daniel it means that he is moving back to an ASD-specific class that we pushed very hard to get him into about a year and a half ago. It also means he will be eligible for greater hours in IBI than he was receiving after they moved away.
The one downside is that he will have to wait several weeks to go to IBI. That’s a worry for me because his therapy team had supported him to make terrific progress.
As with everything autism, more observation is required to keep him moving along and understanding how he is coping.
So much moving in such a short period of time takes a toll on any child, so, in fact, watching and understanding how both are dealing with the latest move will be important.
The dad in me is relieved they are moving closer. I worry about them less when they are around and feel more like a contributing father when I see them or spend time with them.
It’s good news and it’s made even better because we start our next full week of vacation together.
It is great to have them almost home.