As I reflect on this last month, I think the time I have spent to share with the world our Autism story, I have also found that I am still very much a learner in this process especially as we begin to embark on puberty. This is an adventure I do not look forward to but know is coming quickly!
For the end of Autism Awareness 2011, I leave you with my descriptions of Autism and its effect on our lives through Wayne:
- Autism is not a bad thing in our life it just explains the "Wayneisms" in our life.
- Wayne is a typical child to the extreme, if a child would ask 3 times for something, Wayne will ask a zillion times.
- Wayne, you are not a flying bird, so if you need to move your hands remember you are like a penguin that cannot fly, so you flap by your legs.
- Stemming is as normal as the stem you chose.
- Weird is the new COOL!