Please watch this video… A lot of times I get impatient and selfish and don’t want to listen to a stranger in line at a store or stop and take time to chat with an aquaintance while on my way to an appointment. And worse, sometime I don’t want to sit and listen to my son talk about the same sentence(literally) over and over again because I have housework or something “pressing”. UGH, what’s wrong with me?! I love hearing him share his heart with me over his love over plants and sea creatures and nature even if it’s the same sentence over and over. He’s so sweet how excited he is about things in life and how amazed his mind becomes at things I easily miss if it weren’t for him bringing them to light for me. I’m so thankful for his tenacity in getting my attention for the “little” things I sometime don’t realize are such big blessings.
Well, this video is so true for my son who is on the spectrum. He had play therapy around 5 years old and it changed his life… his self esteem jumped through the roof. In his therapy were about 4-5 boys around his age and they all struggled with social interaction. His first day out of class, he busted out the door and exclaimed, “Mommy, I made a friend! I made my own friend!” I held it together til I was alone later and just cried and cried tears of joy. I was so happy for him and that he finally felt like he belongs and realized that there wasn’t anything “wrong” with him that we all just see the world in our own ways.
Now he goes to occupational therapy for sensory. I’ve also noticed a little boy that is in the waiting room at the same place with his dad while I am waiting on my son going to therapy. He used to rock and get upset and be nervous when he first started going to therapy so I said Hi one day to he and his dad and caretaker. Then just kept encouraging and listening to whatever he was trying to verbalize. Now he doesn’t seem to struggle as much with sentences when he talks with me and I’m guessing it’s because he is not as nervous. And it is so sweet to see his face light up with a smile
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Human NatureMy friend is diagnosed with autism. Today I was baffled by his behavior.After taking a moment to contemplate human nature and my own tendencies it all made sense. It’s time to provide everybody with the acceptance they deserve.
Posted by Special Books by Special Kids on Monday, February 22, 2016