Yesterday was our 1st day at SARRC's Jump Start Program. I was on the waitlist for this since January and had to pay the full $500 tuition for it 6 weeks before the start date. Do you think we were excited? You bet we were!
What made it bittersweet was that my ex-husband just happened to be in town for a few days so he was able to make it to the 1st day. I really didn't think he would go but he did and it seemed like he wanted to be there. Well, he showed as much enthusiasm as he's capable, which is not much, but it was good for him.
The 1st part of the 3 hour session is always a lecture and the 2nd part is either observation or one on one training with your child. Yesterday's lecture was basically an introduction to the program and to Autism; basic descriptions of the Spectrum and treatments for it.
I really think that my ex finally understood that yes, there is something going on with his son and that it's a good thing Mommy hasn't buried her head in the sand the way Daddy has for the past year.
I am looking forward to the next few weeks and am already putting some of the DTT techniques they briefly touched upon yesterday.