I’d be willing to bet that most of us have enough stories about autism to fill a book or two. Here’s where you have a chance to tell us at least one of them.
Honestly, when we’re with our children, there’s never a dull moment.
There’s not a day that goes by when my son doesn’t make me smile or laugh. He brings so much joy to our home with his sweet, funny personality.
And sometimes he can surprise us. Like the time when, as a nonverbal child (so I thought), he suddenly started reading his flash cards out loud. That was an amazing way to find out he could read!
And then there was the time that I locked myself out of our guest bedroom.
I called one of the family members for help. “Hey, how am I going to get this door unlocked?” I hollered.
At the time, my autistic son was about 7 years old. I didn’t ask him for help because I certainly didn't expect him to understand the problem, much less know what to do about it.
But as soon as I called for help, he came running with the proper tool in hand. Using a trusty copper penny, he had that door open, quick as a flash.
Yep, you heard that right. Somehow he had learned somewhere that a penny would work to open that type of locked doorknob. Or he just figured it out on his own.
I stared in disbelief, wondering how in the world he knew a penny would open that door.
Keep in mind, we’re talking about a low-functioning, very young, autistic boy.
And I know other visitors will love to hear them too!
Our kids are smarter than we think!
I'm positive that you are just as proud of your child as I am of mine.
How about the time when your child took her first step?
Do you have a story about how s(he) first began talking? What was the biggest factor that helped him to begin speaking? Was it a certain speech therapist or a type of therapy?
Do you have any memorable moments from a vacation with your child that you would like to share?
Has your child ever surprised you with what she can do? Did she do something that you never expected her to be able to do?
Our children bring us lots of joy. So let’s spread that joy around.
Now it's your turn to have your say!
How about you? Do you have any personal stories to share about your child? It can be anything that’s cute, heartwarming, humorous or anything that’s a delight to hear.
You can write your very own page and tell the whole world how amazing your child is.
And it doesn’t have to be your child. It can be one of your students if you’re a teacher, or one of your clients if you're a therapist.
To protect your privacy, any personal information, such as names, addresses, email addresses, etc. will be removed, leaving only first names or initials. And I’ll edit each submission as appropriate before posting your story.
It’s so easy to write your own page. Just fill in the blanks below…
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