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Autistic kids are a trip... I love them

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009, at 5:57 PM

My son has Asperger's Syndrome and he is a trip. He gets something in his mind and he fixates on it forever. We have a signal in our family, if i hold up one finger it means, change the subject. It is funny because he gets to rattling on and on and I have to draw attention to my hand in the air going numb... what does this mean i will say, "he'll reply i know, i know shut up."

We found out he was Asperger's syndrome "officially" two years ago. His IQ hides alot of it unless he is in a crowded or loud situation.

When he was little he learned to read at a very early age, and asked for a Unabridged dictionary one year for his birthday.

He still totes that thing around from time to time. It must weigh 15 lbs.

One of his biggest achievements was winning the Presidential award for academic excellence and he was stunned when they called him up front for the award, usually when his name is called it is or detention or something.

I was not even notified, i was so bummed.

After he drowned he was leary of the water, so i enrolled him in swimming and the instructor Dawn Bobo was so awesome teaching him. When Shea went a dove in the deep end for the first time, there was not a dry eye in that whole class.

Shea has a friend that is also autistic and he is older than Shea but just as fun.

I love their inquisitive minds and i totally relate to the whole OCD thing they have a tendency to do.

April is autism awareness month and i ask you to pray for the children and adults that have autism. They are often ostracized, left out and made fun of for their interesting perspectives of life.



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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.