1. Scott Wilcox
    July 13, 2020 @ 2:20 pm

    I’ve followed you for many years with great admiration for you, Jack, and all of your family, and Wolfie, too, and your courage to share your thoughts. My girl is 34, Angelman Syndrome, mentally maybe 2, and totally nonverbal and can’t communicate with anything except gestures, nods, smiles and screams. I’m too old and frail myself to care for her myself so was forced to put her in a group home a year ago, which worked well until the quarantine started. We haven’t had contact since February and I don’t know if she understands what’s happened to daddy. The biggest disappointment in myself is that I’ve never been smart enough to understand her! God bless us, every one.


    • terismyth
      July 14, 2020 @ 12:54 am

      I totally get what Scott said. I’m not sure I completely understand my autistic son. He is 26. He drives. He lives with two friends in an apartment near by. He lost his job when Covid arrived. Yet it was only part time and he could never get a full time job anywhere even though he has a college degree. Why is this? I can’t figure it out. He has had help filling out applications from all of us in the family, yet he doesn’t reply to his emails. Last time he was over he told us he had hundreds of emails that he never opened. WHAT? No wonder he never got an interview.
      Yet Andrew is sweet and loves his mom. He loves to cook. He makes up recipes just like me. He looks more like his dad and acts more like his dad too. He has a memory like his dad. He is handsome, smart and the best guy you would ever meet. Yet, he doesn’t have confidence in himself. I don’t get it. I don’t get him.
      And Andrew makes a bad ass guacamole too.


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