Saturday, May 23, 2009
All In Good Time
A Nathan Story.
One of Nathan's goals this year in his life skills class at school was met yesterday. He has had an aversion to school assemblies, movie theaters, big church, and social gatherings with more than a few people, especially ones that involve sitting in a theater and having the lights go out. We have tried for years to get him in a movie theater ... with no success. The boy LOVES movies btw. Last year his wonderful teacher made arrangements with our local theater for her special needs class to attend a movie. They had the whole theater to themselves and even planned for the lights to stay on and slowly dim ... and keep the entrance open. Nathan sat just outside the theater's back entrance door. A developmental milestone was met this week when he sat outside the doors of a school assembly AND actually went into a movie theater to watch an entire movie with his class. He came home informing us that he wanted to go back (with his girlfriend) to see the movie, "UP" ... (of course he saw a preview for this movie ... he's highly motivated by previews :)
Here's hoping that this will eventually lead up to attending church. Way to go ... Nathan!