I guess I didn't tell you where I was going, or even that I was going! I just spent the past three days in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Autism Society of Wisconsin (ASW) annual conference.
JoyDad got to have single-dad duty for those three days. He did great. Rose was weepy the day before I left, but once I was gone she carried on in fine form. I understand that Joy was a little bit of a handful, which I like to think may have had something to do with missing me. Maybe?
When I got home last night, though, she was in a cheerful and chatty mood. We sang Old MacDonald, and she gave me some gorgeous "oink, oink" (you know, the snorty-thing with the cute wrinkled up nose) and a "neigh" or two, and some nice tiger roars.
What, you don't have a tiger on your farm? Well, our farm has a nice noisy one!
The conference was rich and full. I think there are three blog-posts coming here, one for each of the keynoters, 'cause they hit a trifecta of excellence:
- Paula Kluth, who gave a daylong workshop called The Problem With Behavior Problems
- Temple Grandin (I felt like such a fan-girl... I got to meet her! She autographed a book for me! Swoon!)
- Eric Courchesne, neurological researcher, on the state of the art in autism brain research and implications for what does (and does not) cause autism