Let me tell you one of the worst things about being Olivia’s mother: she’s too disabled for many things and not disabled enough for others. She’s in this horrible middle place that drives me bonkers. I can’t find anything for her to do. Or I find something and it costs a fortune and because we own a home, we don’t qualify for any help whatsoever. Ever.
I desperately want her to be a part of something. Where she’s truly included. With typical and non-typical kids. Please.
I can’t find anything! We looked into assistance dogs and she was too disabled for one kind and not disabled enough for the other. We looked into training dogs…but that is just for kids who are autistic. She loves to swim, but it would just be her swimming and not with other kids. She does horseback riding, and loves it, but, again, it’s her by herself. I’m going to call and ask about a ballet class. Online it says it’s just for kids with Down Syndrome, but I’ll ask anyway. She loves to dance, to swim, to play. She LOVES being around other girls. She hardly ever goes anywhere or does anything. I want to find something for her to do besides watch movies in her room.
I’ve thought about cheerleading too. She’ll be in junior high next year (Lord help me) and I want her to have a group that she’s part of and included. Do you think I’m asking too much??
Any ideas any of you have, please let me know. I feel like a crazy Mom trying to find something for her. It’s just way too hard.