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8 Things My Son with Autism CAN Do – BLOG

By Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services

CAN do post 6.16.15“If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, then you know what it’s like to agonize over what your child can’t do. It becomes an obsession; you imagine a life full of dreams dashed.”

These poignant words come from the blog of a mother of a son with autism. She shares with moving honesty her conscious decision to focus on a “…more productive and positive way of thinking.” So instead of focusing on what her son can’t do, she took this blog post as an opportunity to focus on what he CAN do!

For example:

  • My son can experience life with an intensity many long for. His moments of happiness are so amplified, he cannot help but literally shout, embrace, and jump for joy.
  • My son can pay exquisite attention to a task he’s truly interested in. In recent months, he’s demonstrated his ability to play for hours with Legos, creating the most imaginative creatures, vehicles, and buildings.
  • My son can feel selfless love. Whenever I catch him giving his younger brother a kiss or hug because he’s overwhelmed with emotion at that moment, my eyes and my heart swell.

Read the full article here, then take a page from her to make your own “can” list for your kiddo! There’s no such thing as too much positivity!


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