Christmas 2010

High Functing Autism

People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism: delay in motor skills lack of skill in interacting with others little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation obsessive interest in specific items or information strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dear God...

"Dear God, thank you for you send your son and he died. He died for all my sin and you came back to life in three days, and even though we can't see you you are here in our hearts and you live there." "Thank you for the world and humans, thank you for all the words and sentences. Amen"
This is what Carters bed time prayer was tonight. I thought I would burst I was so happy and proud of him. I told him that was the most precious prayer mommy had ever heard and he said,"Can I do it again?" so I said he could and this was the next one...
"Oh heavenly God, Saturn looks like it is bigger than all the others but its not, Jupiter is. All the humans bite and kick their friends like Coleman does but I get to go outside with daddy and play tanks(computer game).The End"
Not exactly as moving as the first but sweet just the same.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shelbys a trumpet?

We went to Haughton High schools football game on Friday, it was Carters first football game of the season. We tend not to go to loud places if at all possible. We actually went to see Shelby play in the band.Their band is awesome and Shelby has done great this year. Carter was watching for him and he asked where Shelby was, so I told him Shelby was a trumpet. He laughed and gave me a funny look, "Shelby's not a trumpet mom, he's a human."
I forget he thinks so literally sometimes

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

babies to order

I was sitting on the porch swing this afternoon, watching the boys ride bikes and Carter gets off the bike comes over to me and...
Carter said "I wanna buy some babies, is there babies at the store we can buy?" "Can I order a boy kind and then a girl kind cuz I like boy kinds and you like girl kinds. Oh, we can share them." "Ill name him Car, and her, Tristan so they rhyme with us."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Where do you live?

Carter asked his teacher Mrs.Soucier , "where do you live?" She said she lived in Haughton to which he replied..."well I live in Louisiana, and if you go up, up, up and to the left you can see Mt. Rushmore too."