Fall Update: Nick DS-ASD
Time flies when you are having fun, and Nick is having a blast this fall. My son, Nick is 23 years old and has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. He attends an adult day program which provides a wide variety of activities. Community outings this fall included volunteer jobs, bowling, visits to local parks, fire station, grocery shopping and going out to eat. His group also works in-house doing gardening, cooking, skill along with communication building using their Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Nick uses a program called Touch Chat on an iPad for communication.
Nick cooking at his day program…..
Nick was very excited to visit the fire station 🙂 He wasted no time buckling up right away….
Outside his adult day program, Nick enjoys community visits to the library, mall, parks, shopping, the movies and eating out. He continues to have “date nights” meeting up with his buddy, Christopher. We are very grateful to have such caring respite workers, to take him out several times each week.
Fun at the Halloween Store…..
Buddy Up Tennis, see Blog #190 to read all about it @https://nickspecialneeds.com/?s=buddy+up
Nick relaxing at the library. Make yourself at home there, Big Guy….. 🙂
That’s Nick’s world and update for this fall. I would like to take a moment to thank our respite workers, Lara, Jodi and Kelsey for all they do for Nick and our family. My son has a full and rich life, and we are grateful to have these supports in place to make this possible.
That’s what is in my noggin this week. 🙂
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