Hi, Our daughter has occasionally had trouble getting out of bed in the past, but about 3 months into this school year she has taken it to a new level. She goes to a public high school mostly in special education classes 3 days a week and goes to a STW (school to work) program for people with special needs 2 days a week. She is relatively high functioning and does fairly well at both, even getting employee of the month at the STW program in Sept.
However, the last couple months or so she is flat out refusing to get out of bed to go to STW or school at least 2 or 3 days per week. My wife has the patience of 10 people and is very nice and gentle in prompting our daughter to get out of bed and even she has been losing her patience as she has a job and needs to get to work as close to on time as possible (she has a very understanding employer). When she fails I (work from home) get to try and get our daughter out of bed and I am not a patient person and have found out, as I have seen others state in this forum, any type of loud prompting, turning lights on, removing covers, opening blinds on window, loud singing etc. only seems to make people with Down Syndrome more adamant in their refusal to cooperate.
We have taken her to the Dr. and had bloodwork done to check for possible anemia or other similar type issues and nothing was found except for a low Vitamin D level. We have her taking supplements now, but no change in her getting out of bed behavior. She is getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep, so we don't think that is an issue.
We are at our wits end and have tried everything we can think of, many of which I have not gone into here.
Has anyone else had a similar problem?? or anyone with any suggestions ???
PLEASE HELP - we are open to any and all advice - thank you.