The world might be aware of the term “autism”, they’re not aware of my son and what makes him special.
Nonverbal and in the full throes of a meltdown, he was done with the Waffle House.
My quarantine means I will miss my boy’s birthday.
What do you want, bud? Why are you staring at me like that?
Nonverbal autism started with nevers before redefining milestones.
Just because someone has the ability to say words, doesn’t mean they should always be speaking.
Everything I do now is so that one day, he can do it on his own.
We have a lot less of these interactions as time goes on, but they still happen.
I’m not letting him sludge his way through life. My boy looks good. I make sure of it.
Frustrated and pleading, “Come on. You like Jeff Wiggle. Right? It’s a Jeff doll. Yay?” Nada.