Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Booked a fall sleepover

Today, I booked Oatie for a fall sleepover.... at the same residential camp he went to before....

It's over halloween so he's super excited!  Siblings could go, but I thought they would cramp his style and also they would feel responsible for him.... where he's bold enough to be fine on his own....

Friday, July 25, 2014

7th Birday for Oatie

Oatie was 7 today he had an angry bird pig cake for his actual birthday cake.  Oatie's party will be in September as all his friends are away for the Summer... we sent out a save the date....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Birthday Eve was wonderful

Oatie had a wonderful Birthday Eve....

We went to the Calgary tower and had a wonderful time... Oatie loves it there!  Cake 1 was eaten there....

Monday, July 21, 2014

last week of day camp and still off the wagon...oops

We still haven't got our balls rolling so to speak for our ABR.... :(

But he's had a great time at residential camp and day camp last week is this week.

I had a volunteer role that the person I took it over from just dumped everything undone.... so it's been a tough few months... we came back from holiday and been sorting out the mess rock solid.... so unfair.. and so surprising!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Residential Camp

Oatie has gone to an all inclusive (sounds like an exotic resort) for disabilities camp specialising in CP for the week.

It's his first time away from home and as his birthday is in a few days time, they overlooked his age....

He was amazing and won an award for being so gutsy and determined....  the house was so quiet without him.....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week 2 of Camp is a success

Oatie is so glad to go to Day Camp and having a total blast.  His school wanted him to keep up his socialisation and for some of the camp he was with a few of his classmates when their options were the same so he enjoyed that too!

So thankful for such great friends!  These 16-18 year olds who stepped forward are amazing!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Day Camp

This Week Oatie has had his very first experience of Day Camps.

It was advertised as 'inclusive' but was more that they would consider inclusiveness but is still at the experimental stage.

I met with the organisers and they generously gave me 1.5 hours of their time, and I found out that for 4 years I have been lied to by our 'case worker'.

All those years of me/husband taking Oatie (husband leaving work and having to make up time) for diversity swim and not having a community aide was all because we were lied to....  I asked the question outright and was told no... It never made sense as you would think why put added strain on a special needs family.... so anyway he could have had a community aide all along....

So after meeting the camp organisers....I sent and email and within 2 hours... Oatie was approved for community aide so he could attend day camp.

The Challenge was then finding a 16+ year old to help him.... luckily we have some awesome friends and their kids stepped forward to be Oatie's aide for those weeks.
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