I have talked about the challenges of Ethan before. Things are not improving, no matter how hard we try. So at this point I’m admitting we need extra help. In the house. It’s called either TSS (Therapeutic Support Staff) or Wraparound. Someone who is specially trained in autism will come and work with him on how NOT to hit and/or kick and/or be mean to his siblings. Because, honestly, we’ve tried everything in our repertoire and nothing–NOTHING–works.
I don’t want three of my children to seriously dislike the other one. I want them to like each other, to play with each other and to be able to share space with each other peacefully.
And for that, even though I hate the idea, I will ask someone into my home.