Firstly. Congratulations to ciara_belle
for totally kicking arse on Jeporady. She's one smart person. It's interesting how much more fun that show is when you actually have a specific person to cheer for.
Secondly. Charlie is being kicked out of his after school program, mostly because the person who runs it has no concept of structured activities. She gives the kids things to do, but it's like 20 kids doing 20 different things. Charlie apparently 'scared' the other children too many times with his behavior. I also happen to think the other kids enjoyed pointing out Charlie's behavior because they couldn't wait to tell me. It was kind of cute in a way, they all gathered around me to tell me the things Charlie was doing, and then I told them that Charlie was Autistic, and his brain didn't work the same way theirs did. They were very interested. Now I need to a) try to find someone who can take Charlie after school and
pick him up since I have no means of transporting him from school to after school care and b) check to see if they actually can legally discharge a child with special needs. It isn't part of the school system, so they probably can, but if I can at least buy more than 2 weeks time to find him some where else to go, that would be good.
Thank all the gods that I am working somewhere where they are very understanding. I was able to keep Charlie in my office this afternoon. My friend who works there uses her given name at work, but when she and I were in high school she was known by her middle name, Beth. So Charlie knows her as Beth, and was fascinated beyond anything that she was called "Veronica" at the office. He made sure he called her "Veronica" frequently.
So, is there anyone living in Southern New Jersey who is looking to make some extra money by babysitting an adorable autistic boy in the afternoons? Anyone?