|Well Sean is a huge baseball fan, doing score boards at his brother's little league games and such for the past
several years (my oldest little league superstar, Chet, should know the game as well as Sean really). But Sean has
sat on the sidelines all his life unable to participate in any social way due to his autism. With this years' great
improvement in Sean's condition, we decided he was ready to try the special ed. little league. Last year he was not even
ready for this. Upon trying we found out Sean was well beyond this league, and he begged for us to try him in
After me vomiting, and having much reservation, we did let him try regular league and so far, knock on wood, it
has worked out fine. Wanna know a huge key?! We brought Rocky boy to the field! Yup. Sean was shy and not speaking.
So I shoved Rocky in his arms, and then he followed me up to the new coach to talk a bit, and then up to the team. He was
able to socialize minimally with Rocky's help. We then brought Rocky each time 'til he was used to the situation.
Needless to say the kids were so bonkers over the ferret, they never noticed that Sean was different. By the time Sean
went to ever actually play with the boys, they were used to Sean and his little ferret...and it thus far has been
accepted (the autism). Buying a tub of bubble gum for the team would not have gotten these competitive, rough and
tumble little boys to accept Sean as much, let me tell you. Two parents and a brother by Sean's side did not give him
enough confidence to walk over to the situation....but Rocky did. Amazing.
Everyone sing now.... in ferretese.....
"Take me out to the ballgaaaame,,, let's ...."
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playing BEFORE clicking on this button...:) ]