This is our autism, day 24

During the month of April in honor of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month I am going to post a picture showing our autism. Autism is a spectrum. When you know one child with autism you know one child with autism. This is our autism.

Play dates….This is what play dates look like. Even play dates with cousins. Alyssa is off playing with the other kids and Courtney chooses to be by herself. It’s important to note Courtney is choosing this. The others are not leaving her out. She finds a toy or object that calms her and she stays away from others. It often breaks my heart to watch her isolate herself but if that’s what keeps her happy in settings that are uncomfortable for her, then so be it. This is our autism.

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