Today on the last Monday of Autism Awareness Month, I’m talking a little bit about autism and parenting an autistic child.
I say all that to say that when our son Scott (who is now 12) was 2.5-3, we didn’t know he had autism. If we had known, we likely would have done food completely differently — and done it to a detriment to him.
Today I’m talking answering the question, “Since you have an autistic son, will you ever write a book with a character with an autistic child?”
“Really. Besides, I want the people at Hot Topic to think I fit in.”
That took my breath away. All of this assumption that he doesn’t care, that social situations are meaningless to him completely flew out the window.
He cares. He knows he doesn’t fit in. He didn’t say he wanted to fit in. He said he wanted them to think he fits in.