Sorry that there is not much posted today. I had a slight meltdown early this morning. Son wanted to go down the park on his new bike, and with his autism, it is best to just let him go out, and burn off some energy, rather than let him have a meltdown. Anyways, with the nice weather, and it being the first day of the summer holidays,the park was very busy. Ok for my son as he had his bike to concentrate on, for me, was a case of keeping my head down, trying to shut out all the noise, and keep calm. After about the second lap of the park, (it is a bi park, circumference is 2.35 miles), my son was starting to loose concentration, and making more and more errors. Well it all came to a climax when my son accidentally fell off the bike and into this couple. I ran up to the scene of the accident, no one seemed hurt, but my son was getting very anxious, head down, mumbling, rocking back and forth. While checking my son over I apologised for the accident, averting my gaze from them, I hate looking at people when talking. The young man was ok with it all, think he could tell that my son was autistic, but the young woman started getting abusive, saying that my son should not be in the park riding a bike, and that I should take him somewhere else to learn to ride the bike, like the local main road. Well I started getting worked up, and when my meltdowns start my speech become inaudible. I tried to get out an explanation, that my son had problems, and then she started making fun of my speech. At this point her partner tried moving her away, but she would not have it. As luck would have it a couple with their children that live close to us, were walking through the park on their way home, and asked if everything was ok. And of course the young woman was ranting that my son fell off his bike and knocked her. Our neighbours saw that I was having difficulties at that time, so they explained that my son and my self were Autistic, and explained what that ment. The young man was all apologetic, and once again tried to take his girlfriend away. But she even had the gall to call my neighbours liars. My neighbour, reminded me of our Autism Alert Cards, we were given by the National Autistic Society. Well when she saw these two blue cards, and read them….. I’ve never seem someone turn white so fast, and walk away so fast. My neighbours walked my son and I home, and explained to my partner what happend.
So I have spent most of the day trying to reassure my son. And try telling him that it is safe to go back to the park, and it is ok to fall off his bike.
We also spent some time looking at some new mod packs for minecraft. Think we will be setting up a server for FTB Horizons Daybreaker.