I like this symbol I pinched from Deb's site (in fact she talked me through the process), because we often refer to pieces of the puzzle. It has been said that if you have (say) 70 pieces of the puzzle then you have autism. We all have autistic traits, its an exaggeration of what is normal, so where does autism start and "normalcy" end? Autism is a puzzle...each person with ASD is unique and we would dearly love to see how our little puzzle sees his world. DH frequently refers to him as a Rubik's cube (though they have solutions) or as an enigma wrapped in a conundrum (which he borrowed from Winston Churchill who was not referring to autism :)) or even as a square peg in a round world. He is all of this and so much more. Autism is both fascinating and perverse.
I live in the foothills of the Dandenongs with my husband and our little treasure, Liam (who has autism). His older brothers have both left home and are either married or will be by the end of next year. My sister started me up on this blog (DH thought this was an excellent idea as I have been avidly reading blogs for a while). Craft and the friends I have made have enriched my life.