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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Circles of Life


A life affirming post. You do so much for your kids, and naturally you’ve done amazing work with Nat. You’ve given me much to think about the way I perceive my relationship with my own son and taking him out in public. Thanks.

— added by Someone Said on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 4:37 pm

I am so glad to have found your blog! My 2.5 year old son Parker, was diagnosed with Classic Autism at 20 months(1/4/06). When I realised that my little angel was more than likley on the spectrum, I went to Borders and bought 3 books on Autism…The Autism Source Book, A Real Boy, & Making Peace With Autism! I have read many since reading those & your book & A Real Boy are still my favorites!
Thank You so mch for sharing your experiences! I am sure you have helped many!
Amie (Parkers mom:)

— added by Amie on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 6:06 pm

I wish I could have been there. Instead I finished that dress by 1 a.m. Saturday. PHew.

— added by mrs. gilb on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 6:30 pm

I’ve been lurking for a while, but this post was very moving to me, and I wanted you to know that.

— added by maitri on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 11:50 pm

Oh, Susan. I clicked your bar mitzvah link, and am overcome with the possibility that my Jakie might one day do likewise. But in the meanwhile, I struggle with grad school, morning autism therapy, and afternoon wraparound childcare challenges. He’s struggling in the structured world, and I wish I could just be home with him, following his lead and meeting his needs…

— added by Susan on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1:51 am

Speaking of the “work experience” experience, here’s an anecdote: When I told my teen son with autism at breakfast that he had to change his Spongebob T-shirt for a plain one because that’s what his new work placement demanded, he replied: “That’s not very flexible of them.”

— added by Anonymous on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 10:19 am

Anon —
I LOVE that story!!!! Give your son a big kiss for that (if he doesn’t mind) and maybe bake him a Spongebob cake!

— added by Susan Senator on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 10:58 am

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