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Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Luck of the Nat-ish

Nat went to a Saint Patrick’s Day Dance (a “Shamrockin’ Party”) last night. All the usual suspects were there; the whole Quest social group plus others organized by the amazing Alternative Leisure Company, drawing kids from neighboring towns. Everyone in green.

I just love watching people respond to Nat. Last night, the woman at the raffle table asked Nat to guess the number of candies in the jar. “One, two,” Nat said. We laughed, and she said, “No, Nat, more!”

“One, two, free, four.” Nat said, pointing at the jar, the way he does.
“Nat, I mean like a big number, like 92…”
“92,” Nat said. And that was his guess. Later, he came home with the jar and the raffle prize.

I watched him stride into the gym like he owned the place.

And I guess he did.

(photo of Nat and a lovely girl named Liz thanks to Heather!)


In that photo, Nat looks like he’s dancing. Is that what he’s doing?

— added by K on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

ohh too cute!!!!!You go Nat!! I’m from a major irish town so st pattys day is like The Holiday to me. My husband has never understood all the fuss, and the absolute need for irish soda bread with the corned beef and cabbage. OMG but you gotta have it 🙂

— added by eileen on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 5:43 pm

That post gave me such a warm, fuzzy feeling. Hooray for Nat and his pals. Lisa

— added by Anonymous on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

Love it! He did so well at the dance. I have some pictures for you as well. We were so happy for him when he won! I can’t tell you how much it means to us that he and others come to our events and really enjoy themselves. It gives us all the more reason to continue and grow. THANK YOU Dyanne

— added by Anonymous on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Dyanne –
What you guys have done, with Quest, is nothing less than an answer to my prayers, and greatest hopes for Nat: to have friends, in a normal setting. And if other parents would learn from your organization’s example, think how much happier and prepared kids on the Spectrum would be!

— added by Susan Senator on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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