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Linda

Well I was fine through the birthday preparations and the big day but THIS post made me cry; you had me from "he spirited Sprite and crackers"...this will be the best year ever. Well done Mom and Dad!

Casdok

Belated birthday wishes Charlie :)

JoyMama

Congratulations and best (belated) birthday wishes to Charlie as he enters his teens, and to his devoted parents!

As we prepare to celebrate Joy's 6th birthday over here, it's so encouraging to read about ongoing progress and growth and celebration from those further along on their autism journey. There's obviously no magic developmental window that slams shut at the age of 5...

Continuing possibility for growth and change -- that's rather the opposite of the Grecian Urn, no? ;-)

Dwight

>> Is so often not being able to replay, to re-experience, one's own fondest childhood moments a reason that having a child with a disability may seem so (if I may say so) tragic to some?

Expectations have a nasty habit of distracting us from happiness that is passing right under our noses. *shrug* With or without an autistic person in your life. Learning to question your assumptions about how things should be, in spite of how things have been, is an important life skill.

Happy birthday, Charlie.

autismvox

@JoyMama,
yes, it is the opposite of the Grecian Urn with a nod to the dangers of Romanticism....you're giving me the ideas for another post.....

@Dwight,
I plan to continue to question assumptions, authority, and much else!

Dwight

>> @Dwight,
>> I plan to continue to question assumptions, authority, and much else!

I don't doubt it. :)

I'm currently in the middle of a mini "re-education campaign" at G's school to help them do that, too. It has been tough slogging with the principal but I've had a number of other successes, and allies, among the staff and school district that have been yielding some concrete results for G, with even more promise for the Fall as things come into place.

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