Jason has autism. He was diagnosed finally. He has high performance autism which is a lot better than low performance. I thought I would share a few things from his report.
Jason has difficulty making and maintaining eye contact. Jason did not attempt to initiate social interaction with the examiner other than personal demands or about his own interests.
Jason described a difficult relationship with his sister but was unable to describe his own faults in the relationship.
When asked what being a friend meant to him, he reported that he did not know but thought that a friend was anyone who would play with him.
When asked how a friend is different from someone whom you just go to school with, he stated “Because they were a different colored shirt.”
He reported that he was never lonely unless he was in his room and not allowed to come out, and he didn’t think that other kids his age ever felt lonely.
As you can see, Jason doesn’t think like maybe you or I do but he is intelligent. He just sees things differently and he will be successful in his own way. It may not be what I expected for him and then again he may go farther than I expected too.
Every day is a challenge and then sometimes things happen and you expect the worst and it it alright. When Kenny went into the hospital, I expected a melt down from Jason but instead since he does not connect in these situations he was perfectly fine. That helped the situation. Every day there is a bright light I just have to keep finding them.