“He is in his own little world!”
When we go out in public, that’s always a popular phrase we hear.
Liam could be walking along side you and instantly deviate and lose focus of his walking, causing him to stumble, or strangers try to interact with him, and he doesn’t turn his head or make eye contact to acknowledge them. Or the moment he starts “babbling” constantly or hums songs and starts focusing in on a task, completely unaware of everything around him, I imagine that’s him entering his world.
I always smile because I know his mind is wondering.
He comes off as if he’s absent minded to others but If only they knew.
There’s a popular quote in the autism community that I love. “ The more you understand his world, the more possibilities you see.”
I always wonder what that little world looks like to you, what you see, feel, hear, and smell!
Where do you go?
I imagine it being full of endless possibilities, little one. It’s Where you are completely understood and heard because you know your “babbles” are actually words.
We’re the foreigners trying to adapt and understand. You don’t have any demands placed upon you. You feel liberated and free to be exactly who you are.
Maybe everything is upside down, full of twists and turns because you love spinning and hanging upside down.
It’s a world full of unexplainable wonders in life that make you so happy and giddy!! I imagine it’s so peaceful and quite there too. Your mind is calm from the millions of thoughts that rush through your mind and your body can relax and not nervously stem from being overstimulated by all the sensations of our world. I get it. Our world is busy and loud. There’s noise and talking all around. Sometimes I want to cover my ears too or hide my face from all the chaos.
I catch glimpses of your world, Little one. You so openly invite me In to understand and it’s a remarkable thing to
If I could give one piece of advice and what I’ve learned in this journey it would be to join them in their world! Do what they like. If it’s flapping your hands or spinning around in circles, then join in. Who wants to be “ Normal” anyway? Not us! You can have really special moments and connections with these little ones if you’re willing to change your thinking!
Accept your child and those who are different for exactly who they are. That is the greatest gift and lesson this little guy has taught me!
Liam puts in countless hours a week of therapy to help him cope and thrive in our world and environment so I can only try to help others understand him.
That in his mind there is logic for everything, there is a lot of repetition, there’s imagination that is always expanding, there’s a lot of emotions and feelings… in his mind, in his world, what he feels and thinks may seem like nonsense to us but it makes all the sense to him!
Autism is nothing short of amazing and full of wonder! ❤️ Autism has taken us on one incredible, and beautiful adventure. One that continues to remind us of all possibilities, and magic in the world. ???? and that is a story worth sharing! ✨
Ashlee porter is a stay at home mom to a three year old little boy who was recently diagnosed with Autism. She has been married for 7 years. In her free time she loves connecting with other mamas, blogging and advocating for Autism/ Sensory Processing Disorder, and spending time with her family!
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