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Kicking Autism’s Ass Since 2010

Posted: May 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Autism | Tags: Autism, Autism Awareness Month, Birth to Three, Day to Day, EI, Family, Feelings, FTW, Goals, Kids, Lincoln, Lincolnton and Wy, Wyatt | 5 Comments »

I kind of feel like we have been doing this for years, when in reality it’s only been a few short months.

In the past 2 weeks, it’s like we have a totally different kid.

Wyatt is engaged more than not.
He’s calling things by their names (even if it’s only the first syllabel of the word).
He’s “singing” the alphabet.
He’s pointing.
He’s pretending!

It’s just so awesome to see.

Yes, we still have a long way to go. Yes, he still has autism- that isn’t going away.

It’s just *so* encouraging to see such great progress. You get so mired in all the details of your day it’s like a slap in the face to say “This is what we are working towards and it’s happening!”

Lincoln is coming out of his shell a bit too. Today when his teacher and the speech therapist came for a home visit he met them at the door with a hug and spent a good part of the visit hanging off the speech therapist’s back (he’s really into piggy-back rides) and giggling. He’s making progress too, communicating in his own way. We are learning how to meet him at his level, which is probably the biggest obstacle! He knows just how to get what he wants, we just have to read his cues a bit better.

It’s happening!

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5 Comments on “Kicking Autism’s Ass Since 2010”

  1. 1 clot77 said at 3:06 pm on May 12th, 2011:

    I'm so proud of our boys!

  2. 2 Melissa said at 3:28 pm on May 12th, 2011:

    It's such a great feeling when you see these long-awaited milestones start to happen, isn't it? 🙂

  3. 3 ryon said at 6:32 pm on May 12th, 2011:

    This makes me smile.

  4. 4 julie said at 9:35 pm on May 12th, 2011:

    Each time I see them I can see something new.

  5. 5 edwards35 said at 6:09 am on June 1st, 2011:

    I kind of feel like we have been doing this for years, when in reality it

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