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  1. Claudia
    November 19, 2018 @ 10:44 am

    beautifully written!

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  2. Debbie J Casey
    November 19, 2018 @ 11:40 am

    This is, by far, one of the best explanations of autism. Thank you.

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  3. cbspira
    November 19, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

    Can i borrow this line :

    “Try not to say words that sound like maple syrup drizzled over a bee hive. You know, the kind that taste sweet in your mouth but are meant to give little stings.”

    (this just nails the imagery of “complisult”)

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    • Carrie Cariello
      November 19, 2018 @ 3:53 pm

      By all means! 🙂

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  4. Jenn Ryan
    November 19, 2018 @ 5:06 pm

    Each and every week I look forward to your Monday blog, for your words so resonate as we have many very similar shared experiences. Thank you for giving a voice to what it is to live in the world of autism.

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  5. Kim Black
    November 19, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

    As somebody with anxiety, I share so many of the same emotions as Jack. Especially the noise, chatter and chaos.

    I know several people that use ear muffs (the kind you shoot guns with) to cut down on the noise overload. Wondering if you have tried them, at least at the beginning of a routine smasher.

    I would talk to Jack, as him questions and listen to his stories. He would be the center of attention for a little while!

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  6. Jeannie Prinsen
    November 20, 2018 @ 2:36 pm

    Do people really say “You’re laaa-aate” in a singsong voice? Eeeeeeuuuuugggggh. Seriously though I understand all of this, as a parent of 2 autistic kids. I hope Jack and your whole family really enjoy your holiday outings this year.

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  7. Mark Scruggs
    November 21, 2018 @ 10:09 am

    This is a beautiful description of autism, love and kindness.

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  8. Catherine at Think or Blue
    November 30, 2018 @ 7:37 pm

    Thank you for this!

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  9. Dana
    December 4, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

    Beautifully spoken!

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