Shrek in German means fear. My son is not frightening - hes autistic.
Yes! Alright! It's great to see him enjoying himself. The last post made me sad because I was thinking of how I would feel if I was forced to act like an infant because I'm autistic. Your son is wonderful and deserves to be treated like an adult.
LOL yayyyy! I'm glad for ya both, Casdok! But I could imagine at least one of my autistic children wanting to go home before entering the building... aww, you know how Elfie is. Aren't all our children so different?? :)
Reading K Bjornstad's comment... it's all about the "forcing," really... because my Elf? Would have an AWESOMMME TIME at Diddlyland. But it wouldn't "force" him to act like an infant because he's quite verbal. Then I think, can't my other son Emperor be respected as an adult if he likes Hello Kitty?I think part of it is doing what you think in your heart is the right thing and then being ready to change if your presumption is wrong. I don't know. Will be interested what other parents have to say. :)
Oh...how FUN!!!You GO, C!What a great photo, Casdok.Yes, pure JOY!X to you both!
Brilliant!Love this photo. x
OH YEAH BABAY. Octopus club?Enjoy it, C. You've done your time.
Blue Camel. Octopus club is one we havent tried yet.
This photo has made my day! @Mrs C - 'Hello Kitty' seems fine to me if that's his choice. Respect shouldn't depend on whether or not someone likes the 'right' things. We can see from the photo what C likes!
That picture of C is what happiness is!
Brilliant! How fabulous to see C having so much fun. Much more like it indeed.
That's just wondeful!
That's more like it! :) He looks much, much happier in the club than he did on that Diddlyland train. Love this picture.
Am grinning--the joy is infectious!
Fantastic! I feel happy just looking at C! BG Xx
Love It ....Love the Label ....
This is sooo much more like it Casdok! He looks like he belongs there x
That really does lift my heart!Maggie XNuts in May
Such a joyful picture! Yes, definitely much more "like it". I'm so pleased for you both, having read the previous post and been quite upset on your behalf.
That's more like it! Wonderful to see!
YAY!!Fantastic picture and what a lot of fun!
Magnificent photo -- what a happy man! (Emphasis on the man...)
Brilliant!! Now that's what I call proper clubbing - pure joy x
Yeah baby! Screw Diddlyland!
A picture truly does paint a thousannd words, and this one says it all - yes, joy, indeed!
This pic looks like an album cover! It makes me happy just to look at it XXX
At least he knows what a night club is all about, Yay!
Most twenty-somethings don't go to clubs with their mothers but if it makes C. happy and it makes you happy what the heck.My kids are normal but if they weren't I think it would be tempting to put them in situations where I could imagine they were like everyone else their age. How do the other clubbers react to C? Do they let him have his own space or do they mock him? Do you still give him beer and how does that work with any medication he's taking?
I wasnt there. One of C's staff took this photo.And if you had clicked on the link you would see this was a night club for disabled people.
I clicked on the link and was so impressed. I'm wondering if we have anything like this here. That is a look to make a mother's heart swell for sure.
Cool photo, so happy!!!
Yes! Definitely more like it! So glad to see this! xo
Lovely picture..he looks as if he is about to take flight..joy bursts out of the photo..:)
Just looking at the picture brings a grin of joy to my face. That is so much more like it :)
He looks joyous. Made me smile.
Who the hell is this asshole anonymous who stalks you? Normal??!! Great. How lucky for them. Too bad their mother is such an unrepentant chicken shit bitch
This is heart warming. I had no idea there was such a place.
What a joyous picture.
I've been gone for a while and slowly playing catchup....but this sure made me smile! WHOO HOO! Glad to see him having fun :) I've got one turning 18 next month and one turning 21...so 'age' appropriate is not easy to find as far as fun spots. Thanks for sharing! DES
Oh YEAH... much more like it! It's written all over his face ;-)xx Jazzy
THAT is an awesome pic! :)
C, GO YOU GOOD THING!! What a joyous picture - what fantastic hands you have C! Are you really that tall? Get out there and get amongst it!!
He's not that tall! When excited C jumps :)
oh my gosh how wonderful!!! I am thrilled for you both!
I love that there's something like this where you are- it definitely gives our kids more choices on activities. Alphonse is 16 and I am absolutely sure he would also love Diddlyland were he there. I would not take his right to enjoy what he wants (he loves preschool toys and Hello Kitty too- hi to Mrs. C!) but as I attempt to help him make his way into the world, I owe it to him to present as many choices as possible. It's not always easy and sometimes it can be hard work making these choices acceptable to him, but it always is well worth the effort. Hugs to C! I'm dancing with him way over here on the other side of the world!
so great to see him so happy :)
The roommates from The Specials TV series go to the Camel Club. That's such a good show. I love how they're determined to find true love. Maybe C. will meet the girl of his dreams at the Camel Club!
Wow! It has been a while since I've been here so I had to do a little catching up on recent posts. I am always filled with awe by the way you handle situations and how thoughtful you are about trying new methods. The whole train ride at Diddly Land episode must have been horrific for you after all you have come to know and believe about Autism. I'm so sorry about that, but again, I have to admit that I never gave much thought to those things before until you opened my eyes. And now that you have, I totally agree with you about age-appropriate activities and I love that you have gone the extra mile and gone clubbing with C. My heart melted when you showed the pic of him turned around and facing you as you two danced, although I'm sure not nearly so much as your own did. What a great idea about painting a runner on the stairs. It's people like you who inspire me never to give up because there seem to be workarounds for almost anything if you look hard enough. Hugs to you!!!
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