Is there other Moms that feel there is something extra special about their Autisic child?
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Colleen - posted on 05/26/2009
My son has Asperger's Syndrome. He is very social and tries very hard. He does not hold grudges and has unconditional love. He does not understand it when people hold grudges. He lives for the moment and has taught me to do this more. They are all very special.
Suzi - posted on 05/26/2009
oh my goodness! After i came out of denial from the diagnosis of my baby having PDD_NOS and seeing him struggle to develop through his delays, i realized this must be the reason he "loves" in his own way. There is something so very special about my 4 year old!! Maybe all kids with "special needs" have these characteristics, but i am so happy to know my little guy! He is precious!
Nicole - posted on 05/28/2009
My 4 yo daughter is very special in so many ways. She has an amazing memory for detail. She can remember things she hears or sees once and is able to understand some pretty heavy concepts in her own way. She is very verbal and has an advanced vocabulary for her age, even if a lot of it is echolalic. She is affectionate in her own, sensory-seeking way. She also has a pretty wild imagination and good pretend play skills, even if she is in her own little world while doing so.
After hearing such a devistating diagnosis when she was 22 months old, I felt like she would never progress to where she is now. I've learned never to take anything for granted, no matter how small. Although I wish she wouldn't have so many challenges ahead of her, I realize that this is who she is and I am so thankful to have such a wonderful little girl.
Cathy - posted on 05/27/2009
Both of my autistic kids are very affectionate. My son's "austistic gift" is that he has an amazing memory. I think he may have a photographic memory..he remembers people by name. He may meet them one time and not see them for years and if he sees them again, he'll call them by name. My daughter has the gift of drawing and also the ability to do math in her head. She'll just do math problems in her head and not have to use pencil and paper (like I do). Autistic children have amazing minds.
KIm - posted on 05/27/2009
It is so great to hear from other parents. Jed is 4 yrs old..he is not my son but my grandson..I suspected there was something going on with Jed at about the age of 1..he didnt' seem to want to talk anymore and preferred to play alone. I had read up on Asperger's Syndrome before cause I felt and still feel that my youngest son has some form of high functioning autism. I confronted my daughter about Jed not waving and talking any more it all seemed to be regressing. She was in complete denial..so I asked my niece who foster care children with special needs to just watch him play and give me her input. She felt the same as I did so I asked that she talk to my daughter..I was never scared or in denial..I just want early intervention and all the help that was available..I love Jed just the way he is..I just can not imagine him any other way. He does love in his own way..and this is a funny story about yesterday. Jed loves snowmen and anything really that has to do with Christmas..he has a special connection with God. A friend was moving and had a 3 foot wooden snowman to give away, so I took it home for Jed.. later I heard Jed making kissing noises so I went into the play room to see him sitting on the sofa bed with his arms around the snowman and kissing him..he then went in an got his mom by the hand and took her to the room and had her kiss the snowman. Then he was having the other toys kiss the snowman..it was wonderful to see him engaged in actual play. That snowman was the best money I never spent..lol.
Debbie - posted on 05/27/2009
My six year-old lives life to the fullest as well. He taught me to appreciate the little things in life: a sunset, the crooked path of a raindrop on glass.
He's in kinder, reads on a 6th grade level, accesses the internet and finds sites he wants. Once he bought $30 of games on my cell phone, games which interested him.
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