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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Monday, July 15, 2013

It's in my heart

I just had a baby a few months ago and I don't have the best body yet. I help lead worship at my church and it was my first Sunday back so I was nervous about what I looked like. I ask my husband " how do I look?" As a good husband he lies and say I look fine. Carter had been standing there and was checking me out. He says "mom, you still look pregnant in that dress." Who needs a mirror when you have a compulsively honest son?
I tell Carter that sometimes we have to lie so we don't hurt people's feelings and he says " it was in my heart."

Not very Christlike

My middle child Coleman pinched Carter today in the car. Carter is crying and so I say "pinch him back Carter!" He looks at me and says " mom, that's not very Christ like" (Put me in my place) At least I know he is learning about what Christ desires for him.

I love you

Me- " carter come here, I need to tell you something!" Carter- " I already know what your going to say!! That you love me" He knows me so well