He is not lucky; he is blessed. Blessed that he can speak, blessed that he can hear, blessed that he can walk, blessed that he can eat and live a healthy and happy daily life of a child.
Autism does not inhibit him. Rather it inspires him and pushes him beyond limits that society has placed before him.
He did not speak until the age of three and half. He was at doctor appointment after doctor appointment. He saw many specialists. He also went to speech therapy and occupational therapy outside of school. He started Pre Kindergarten, in pull ups and not yet able to verbally communicate. He was placed on the middle of the spectrum and was given a label.
I am thrilled to say that he is high functioning and thriving! With LOVE and dedication, with hard work and determination and with acceptance, his world is one of joy without limits.
I often forget that he has an autism diagnosis. He is like every other typical child yet at the same time, so very unique.
If a parent does not want to admit or accept that their child has autism and does not seek out help, they are doing a disservice to the health and well being of their child. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
To learn of JJ's journey please refer to the archives where I have his stories posted.
Any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
There is still so much to share.