"The life we live with Anna is nothing like the life I see in my dreams, but I’ve come to learn that not everything is the way we imagine." Sometimes it hits me when I least expect it. I was sitting in front of my computer reading my son's high school athletic face [...]
I am writing this so people will understand that autism has no “one look,” and that every individual with autism is affected differently.
Many people can sometimes incorrectly assume that people on the autism spectrum find it difficult to handle emotions, or seem closed down and shut off, but this is not the case. Often people, whether high or low functioning on the spectrum, find that they often “feel too much” and have very strong reactions to [...]