I have one member in my family that
truly consider "special". This person is my
youngest son, Adrian. Let me tell you a few
things why I think that he is a special person.
Adrian was diagnosed with Autism when he
was about 2 1/2 years old. He is anti-social
and non-verbal. Anti-social means that he
doesn't interact with others that are around him.
For example, Adrian likes to play by himself.
The non-verbal means that he has no
communication through speech.
Even though h is lacking speech, he can
communicate his needs in his very own way.
For instance, when Adrian wants something
to eat, he would come to me, grab my hand
and pulls me to the refrigerator. On the other
hand, it can get frustrating for him because
I am the only person that can understand
his body language cues.
In addition to his anti-social and non- verbal
communication, I have to mention that Adrian
is the most loving child I have seen. The reason
being is usually children with Autism do not
like to be hugged or cuddled. Adrian loves
to give hug and cuddle with me as well as he
does with others.
Finally, I understand that my son is anti-social
and non-verbal. At the same time, he has the ability
to be social and communicate with me. He does
it in a way no other person would it. As a result of
this, I feel that this makes my son a "special" person.
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