Adhruth Yagyaraman

Born To Win…

Thank You 2015 December 30, 2015

Filed under: Me to Adhruth,Status — Yagya @ 8:38 AM

Dear Adhruth,

2015 – Has been a year with mixed reactions.

Started with a Chiari de-compression Surgery, ABR, News of hearing aid, uncertainty of our stay in USA, Neuropsychology evaluations, Autism evaluations – being diagnosed as Autistic, change of school, new home, playing in snow – certainly had been a roller coaster ride without a doubt.

But, I always looks at great things you have done this year

  • You are Strong and recoveredΒ very quick after Surgery
  • We thought, you may not like hearing aid, but you proved us wrong and was very comfortable with it right from first week
  • I don’t understand how you calculate – but after we moved to new house, within one day, you exactly knew the location of our Apartment in a line of 7 and I still can’t figure out how you manage to keep count
  • Playing in snow and balancing yourselfΒ – last year when we ventured out to play in Snow, you were not very comfortable and was unable to walk easily. This year, your not only were happy, but played happily in Snow
  • You are understanding what we tell you, our emotions and more than happy ever to play with us
  • Threadmill walk – the way you walked comfortably in the first day of walking in a threadmill – you were very confident and happy
  • New School with an increased duration seemed to bother us initially more than you. You are good in getting adjusted with changes and surprised us again
  • Overall, you are certainly growing Stronger, Happier and more loving. I am sure with this as the base, everything will follow through in 2016. Looking for a very exciting 2016 with you.
Ever Loving
Appa Amma

Snow Play December 28, 2015

Filed under: Photo,Status,Videos — Yagya @ 6:07 AM
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Christmas night brought in some Snow for us. Adhruth & I decided to experiment the weather and do some Snow Walking. Here is some pictures & video πŸ™‚ Just to go on record, temperature was 14F (-10C)


First Week at New School December 18, 2015

Filed under: Status — Yagya @ 6:25 PM

Adhruth completed his first full week at the New School. It’s only 3 days a week :-), but daily timing increased from 2.5 hrs to 4 hrs. Earlier school time was 7:30 to 10 AM and now it is from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM I am sure, me and Madhu were more nervous, anxious than Adhruth. He continues to go to School and come back in School bus with an aid. 

As Madhu said, he was excited as she got him ready and was happy when he got his bag on. Waited for the bus to come from our new Apartment and when it came – he was all happy and excited to see the bus again after a week of break. The moment he got in the bus, he saw new faces and was confused for a bit but was fine after that.

During his first day, his ECSE teacher emailed us and kept us updated as what was happening so that we feel comfortable at home. Based on how he is, notes from Teachers – certainly a good start and a good first week. I am sure, when he got down the bus, he would have looked for his familiar Teacher faces. He is getting used to having more students with him in the class. 

Overall, certainly much better first week than what we thought of. Transition is not easy, but Adhruth happy Annachi…

Hero ready for first day at new school



Thank You Wilders School December 13, 2015

Filed under: Status — Yagya @ 11:24 PM

If there was one thing, that we thought, deliberated a lot before shifting house out of Downtown – it was about change of Adhruth’s school – Wilders ECSE Class. 

Adhruth started going to the class in October 2013, when he completed 3 years. It was a big change for us – a kid who never left either me or Madhu has to go to School and go in a bus. The transition was much easier than we thought – a Huge Thanks to his Teachers. He would hesitate and would not be comfortable when we put his coat, hat, mittens but would come home happily from School in his bus with all those intact. We don’t know what Magic teachers do, but he was perfectly fine when they do.

With all the decisions that was pending and uncertainty that surrounded our stay in US, if there was one thing that I did not have to worry about – it was his School & Teachers. 

Adhruth has grown a lot during these 2 years at School – I still remember the photo his Teacher emailed me – this was in his first week or two at School when Fire Fighters visited School. Adhruth literally looks like a TOY in the hands of the fire fighter in their truck. Now, he is much more steady, easily walking, very comfortable with Teachers. 

Unfortunately, I don’t remember anything about my First School or Teachers. I don’t want Adhruth to be like that. His first ever School was at Minneapolis Public School – Wilders ECSE in his favorite Wendy Teacher class. Everything that he will become and grow – his foundation to School has been laid there. 

Last Tuesday, was his last day at School there. They had planned for a Fairwell and we both visited School that day. Certainly it was emotional for all the support and role in Adhurth’s development they have been part of. At times, the word THANKS betrays the emotion of what we want to share, but that is the only option. A HUGE THANKS TO THE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL.

We had his Introduction session at new School the very next day. It is certainly a bigger class with more kids and certainly with a sense of Gratitude for Wilders school, Adhruth will start his new class next Tuesday. Looking forward for a great rest of School Year…



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