Sunday, May 10, 2009

Autism Awareness Month

May is autism awareness month.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Liam - he's a whole world of little pieces making up an individual whole - he's just a little more individual than most!