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19 December 2012

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Melanie Harper

I was thinking the same thing last week about my boy - he's still so innocent and direct in his thoughts and actions. "Insult" was one of his vocabulary words the other day and he just didn't comprehend the concept of saying something mean, and he doesn't notice if mean things are said to him (thankfully.) He can have challenging behaviors sometimes, but *behavior is communication*. So many people don't get that, and it's really frustrating.

autismvox

Absolutely, 'behavior is communication.'

I hadn't thought about it but I would be surprised if Charlie knew what 'insult' meant. It's not that no one has said anything mean to him -- he and Jim encountered drunk drivers on a bike ride this evening -- but I _know_ Charlie has not, would not, say anything to anyone with hurtful intent. Thankfully, yes!

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