Whether someone can respond in the traditional sense or not, it doesn’t affect the vital role that the people who love them play in their lives.
I know many people don’t see this side of him and, to be honest, that makes it all the more special.
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).
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.
Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun. It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.
One of the startling life changes for parents of children with Autism is the revolving door of professionals coming in and out of your living room.
How can I allow my school-aged child with autism to still play with a toy designed for a toddler? Doesn’t that go against the very nature of my job?
Every family has their own language. It’s made up of words or phrases that no one else would understand. Every person contributes. Every person speaks it.