We were sat in the car waiting to pick Pinkie up from school, and it was sunny all of a sudden it started snowing and within minutes the whole appearance of the road and the scenery around changed. This made me think of how autism affects the way an autistic person sees life and the world around us.
How one minute things appear so normal then the next minute it could be as bad as if a firework is going off and everything exploding . A major meltdown can be caused over the smallest thing . When talking to the kids I sometimes notice that they are distracted, when I ask what is wrong? they say there is too much noise and it is too nosey. The best way to describe this is to imagine a room full of people are talking to you all at once. You just could not take it all in, it’s too much for your senses to cope with. Then its like when they I take the kids to a new place they look round taking in every single detail, almost making a real life photo of it in their mind. Who needs James Bond with his all his kit and gadgets when you have an autistic child and a photographic memory.
Is like everything has to be set so regimented, tell you Perkie would be perfect for the armed forces as he loves things to be nice, neat and tidy. He plays with his cars on the carpet and spends hours just lining them up so they are all in a perfect straight line, it is quite amazing to watch. Plus I think he could tell you if one of his cars was missing.
Now Christmas is causing a big problem as the kids cannot comprehend what is going on, they are getting over excited which in turn in bringing on more melt downs. For example, Perkie had a Christmas party at school he was very excited, but then as soon as he got home he burst into tears a major wailing. When I asked him what was wrong it was because the staff at school did not put his pringles on a plate and forgot to put them on the table
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