Dear autism,

Summer is my favorite time of year. You can go outside in any old thing and be comfy and fancy free. Savi’s favorite part of summer is summer camp! Swimming, outdoor play every morning, less restrictions…summer is a breeze! Not so much for mama this year. We are making the big move from pre k to kindergarten and so we are spending the summer trying to develop kindergarten skills. Listening to stories, working on a communication device, staying in circle time…I’m not even really sure that school ended this year. Thank goodness for The Autism Foundation of TN. They were able to build a program that works on our goals, incorporates fun and outdoor time, and has some music therapy to boot! Savi and I are are the pool by 2 most days and home relaxing every night by 5. Maybe school should model itself after summer camp?