To the world, his inability to communicate with them is the issue. But to him, the world’s inability to understand what he’s trying to communicate is the real issue.
Whether he speaks or has Autism is just a facet of his personality. If anything changes, we’ll be there. If it doesn’t, we will be there for that too.
It’s one of the main reasons we should stand in awe of special education teachers (and all teachers in general).
If it seems like there aren’t many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that’s because there aren’t.
The moment you’d let your guard down, he would take off across the yard. The next thing you know, you’re tackling a preschooler on your front lawn.
The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you’re a newly diagnosed special needs parent.
Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks – good and bad – are his and I love him.
The absence of language can seem like a major barrier and, in some ways, it can be. In most ways, though, it’s not.
Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun. It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.
There’s nothing more frustrating than telling someone about your child’s special needs and being greeted with an immediate inquisition on potential things they think you could have done to cause them.