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  1. cbspira
    July 29, 2019 @ 10:03 am

    You have hit the nail on the head with your depiction of empathy in action.

    And your line about the tomatoes made me tear up – and laugh at the same time – because it concisely encapsulates my life as well.

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  2. Dineen Cappuccilli
    July 29, 2019 @ 11:24 am

    You have such a beautiful way of describing every detail of Jack. I feel like I know him. He is an amazing young man and I wish I could meet him. You are an incredible mom who helps teach others with your wonderful wtiting ability all about the details snd experiences of a person with autism.
    I am a mom with a 15 year old autistic teen. She shares some of the same challenges that Jack does. Thank you for giving the world a glimpse of all the love you have for Jack and showing how everyone can give love in return. XO

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  3. Janelle Olivarez
    July 29, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

    We were in the Container Store recently and a little boy was being a bit naughty and his mom asked him to sit down and not move, which didn’t go over well. I pulled bubbles out of my purse and told him, “If you’ll sit down I’ll show you something special.” He hid behind his mom while I blew bubbles. “He has Autism”, she apologized and my grown son behind me popped up proudly, “I do too!” I smiled and said “that’s okay, he’s fine”. So I blew bubbles while he played with them and his mom finished what she needed to do on her phone. Then we had to leave. I wish him well.

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  4. Janet Anderson
    July 30, 2019 @ 9:34 am

    My grandson is 20 now. My daughter is his Mom. She well understands everything u write about. Compassion is there inside Jack, after all u and God share it with him each and every day as well as unconditional love the greatest gift of all. Never give up hope for his future. I pray for you, my daughter and all God’s special children. He will answer in his time and his way. God Bless.

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  5. GP
    August 10, 2019 @ 4:54 am

    Jack is very smart! He recognized that associating weekdays with certain colors is a form of synesthesia Here is a great article from Scientific American on synesthesia.
    http://cbc.ucsd.edu/pdf/SciAm_2003.pdf

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