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

    beautifully written!


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

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


  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”)


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

      By all means! 🙂


  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.


  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!


  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.


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

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


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

    Thank you for this!


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

    Beautifully spoken!


  10. dorothy russell
    December 18, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

    well this was a really good thing you said and i know how you feel for my grandson has autism and is non verbal but we hope that one day he will talk again,yes its hard for other people to understand or how to act with him he is 8 years old and its hard for him as well to try and let us know what he wants.we have a i pad talker for him and he really trys his best and lets us know what he wants.you have really beautifully spoken from your heart and i understand also how you feel.we only want whats best for our children and for them to have a normal life just like everyone wants.also to be loved and respect .for this world is really hard to be in where alot of people don’t care anymore and really its a shame.well thank you for your kind words and hope you have a great christmas and new years.


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