It”s rare that I leave an interaction with him without smiling a little bit more than when I went in.
When my son was very young and newly diagnosed with Autism, everyone was sure he would be “just fine”.
Even the least cynical person on the planet would have a tough time with this situation.
This isn’t a milestone that works in the form of a soundbite. It requires a backstory and explanation, but it’s truly a major achievement.
So what should you say? Well, to me there was only one statement that always fits…