Sunday, June 22, 2008

Visiting Taylor

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou

We went to visit Taylor and have a meeting on Friday and here are a few photos that I got while on the visit. It was a great visit. I was really impressed by the carving in this one particular piece of cement when we were there. There are dedications throughout the site, and this is one I came upon. Jesus Christ's Love. It will see us through. I really needed to see that, that day and for the past couple year, as this all feels like such a punishment, such a sacrifice to our family!

For some time now, about 10 or 12 years, I love to get photos of people from behind. Unposed! This is such a fun photo. Taylor was taking Carlie to get a drink of water after playing on the play ground. It was hot out and he was being thoughtful. This is them leaving the equipment on the playground.

This is the kids on the slide. Usually she is content going on her own, but this was a larger slide and she wasn't too sure about it, so Taylor took her down a few times. They both enjoyed it. They do have a nice play ground there for a unit of much younger kids. This site also used to be an orphanage a long time ago, so there are many building and it is a beautiful setting.

Autism Tip of the Day! Since they don't process the same as we do, it is best to say what you mean. For instance, if the person with autism or Asperger's is running, and you don't want them to run, many times you can't say "Don't Run", all they hear at times is run. You need to say walk, walk, walk. They will then process it more easily and their behavior will change more quickly.

1 comment:

Didi said...

I love to take 'people walking away from me' pictures too! Dunno why but they are special.