Thank you so much for this. My son was diagnosed with autism when he was 5 and it has been a long journey of understanding him and helping others understand him. We honestly don't care if it is autism, aspergers, PDDNOS... people have told us different things. What we do know is that he thinks, processes, responds, and feels differently. We always have to balance empathy with accountability, as we want to be patient but also know that there are lessons he must learn, just to survive in society.
I appreciate this piece.
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