Winter Update: Nick DS-ASD
Here’s a look at Nick’s world, and what he’s been up to this winter. My son Nick, is 24 years old and has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. He attends an adult day program which provides a variety of enrichment activities. These include work time, communication and learning, recreation, cooking, gardening and crafting. There are monthly theme parties and game time playing Bingo and Yahtzee. His group enjoyed a variety of community trips to the grocery store, dining out, library and PetSmart.
Nick relaxing at his adult day program….
Crafting, Nick made some awesome pillows…..
Bingo Prize Winner!
Community trip to PetSmart……
Each week, Nick goes on community outings with his respite caregivers, Jodi and Miss R. They take him out to the movies, library, mall and to restaurants…..
Over the holidays, Nick celebrated with family here in Chicago and in Key West……
Fun in the Florida Keys, including a trip to The Hemingway House……
In February, we celebrated Nick’s birthday in Vail. Did you read last week’s blog #198, about his adventures in Colorado?
It’s been a busy winter packed with loads of fun for Nick! Seeing all his smiles in the adult day program, community outings and on vacations assures me that he is having a wonderful life. Having a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism shouldn’t limit a family from getting out and having fun. I hope these updates bring inspiration to other families who have a child with special needs.
That’s what is in my noggin this week!
To see more of Nick’s world check out these social media sites:
Facebook: @Down Syndrome With A Slice Of Autism