1. Jill Hawkins
    July 4, 2016 @ 4:11 pm

    Oh that line..you never stop grieving and you never stop celebrating. So true. Thank you!


  2. GP
    July 4, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    There is a lot of pressure on folks on the spectrum to “act normal” and to “fake it till you make it.” It can drive someone’s anxiety through the roof. Unconditional acceptance and encouragement are key in decreasing this anxiety. It is ok to stim unless it is harmful. It is ok to talk to yourself if it helps you cope. It is ok to be on the autism spectrum. In fact, it is so much more than ok. It is something that cannot be changed. Yes, coping skills can be taught, but the basic operating system is different. So, we might as well try to “accentuate to positive” and look for positive role models in the autism community. There is a huge community out there, and they’ll have Jack’s back.


  3. terismyth
    July 10, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    I get it. I’ve been there. I too am still dealing with my son’s disability as best I can. I can tell you that it is a roller coaster. There will be ups and downs. Plenty of them. My 23 yr old is now in Hungary singing with his college choir. This is one of our “ups.” He is in his glory right now competing in the world choir games with 30 of his classmates. He was supposed to graduate a year ago, but that never happened. He failed 3 of his 5 last classes in college. We were surprised, but not shocked since this happened last year at the same time. Like I said, its a roller coaster. Just go along for the ride Carrie.


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