Ism-less waiting for school bus!

Waiting is one of the hardest things for a child with autism to do. We usually carry an “ism” toy with us so he could “ism” and sooth himself instead of get upset waiting.

But today he just sat down and said, “You want to wait for the school bus.” Translation: I want to… (He still gets pronouns mixed up).

No isms at all and he was cool about waiting!

Furthermore I took out my phone to take this photo. He asked for Barney (on YouTube) and I thought, trouble! Watching is not the problem, it’s ending the show when the bus comes or trying to explain that he has to wait for it to load, every time it stops. We get a lot of tantrums watching Barney on YouTube. But Nathan was cool about me putting my phone away and continue waiting for the bus.