What are your autism success stories? Has your child with autism made a friend? Spoken his first words? Surprised you with a joke? If you're an adult on the autism specrum, have you found new ways to succeed in your personal or professional life? Share your stories here.
my son and his wonderful love of life
- my son used to have such bad tantrums i thought he was gonna really hurt himself hes 3 years old he used to constantly hurt me and refused to let me get close to him i thought he hated me.ive been working to get alot of resources so he can have the best possible chance at a normal future. hes funny and smart and he makes me laugh. the other day i was reading a book on autism and it had a mommy daddy and baby on the cover he was interested in it so we looked at it together and i pointed out who everyone was and all of sudden he leans down and keeps kissing the mommy. at bath time i was getting upset cause he was spitting watter on me and weve been working hard on getting him to understand feelings and he looks at me and says mommy are you sad with me lol and i think he met mad but hes really hooked on the word sad. to me with or without a disability hes my version of nomal to me i love him just as much if not more than the moment i gave birth to him hes still my pumpkin
- —Guest esperanzaking
Sucess Story about Autism
- We have a 11 year old Autistic child.
We have lost our home but it wasn't just because of paying for all his expensive therapies. Our son did miss the old family home but is adapting to our mobile home with a big yard full of frogs that he loves! Al of his expensive therapies have given him his life back. Without his OT he would never have learned how to ride a bike, tie his shoes, developed his normal muscle strength in his stomach, legs and all parts of his body. Our son is now the leading athlete in his 5th grade class. His dad is a pro athlete.
His social therapy has taught him how to engage and make friends.
His speech has taught him how to talk and understand what he says and hears.
I spent well over $100.000 and invested 40 hours or more a week for over 9 years. Our Insurance would only pay for very little and our school district didn't do much after a child turned 5.
I see a child who can read, write, spell, run faster than most kids in his class, has more friends
- —Guest katherine Chapman
- My 20-yr-old son is on the lower-functioning end of the spectrum but reads at about a 2nd grade level. We'd recently joined a small congregation closer to home & were invited to do a scripture reading during advent. There were three paragraphs so I read one, my husband one & we worked with my son to read the other. Church members knew of my son's autism from the time we joined (part of the reason we felt so welcome) & have incorporated my son in parts of the service like ringing the bell, lighting candles, carrying the bible, etc. The morning of the reading went off without a hitch except that you could've heard a pin drop when my son read his passage. Afterwards, so many folks came up to compliment my son that he started to get a little overwhelmed. I felt the same but for a different reason entirely.
- —Guest Deedee58
Bike Riding Success
- My son Tyler is deaf and autisic. he is 12. One success story is his learning to ride a two wheel bike. It took about two years and three sets of traning wheels but he now rides like a pro.
- —Guest Gary
Playing with other children
- My boy is 6; HFA,ADHD,ODD, & Speech Apraxia. He is in a Karate program (made orange belt with 3 stripes). One of the things they do is play a wrestling/tag game. We attended a prof. soccer game Saturday. There were lots of kids we didn't know playing the familiar type of games. For a long time, he has wanted so badly to play with other children. I always feel so bad when it doesn't work out for various reasons. He couldn't help himself from joining a group playing near our seats. One of his issues is that he gets too rough. These kids kept giving him odd looks, so we called him back to us. Then he ran to another group. One of the boys picked him up! He played, but kept looking at us for approval. It was getting rough and another dad spoke to the kids, but they kept playing. One of the boys hurt his brother and the dad came over. I ran to protect my son, but he didn't need it. I tried to get him back; one of them said "He can play with us if he wants." I didn't even mention his autism.