Wednesday, July 10, 2013


We met a lady at playgroup today who was helping a boy at the puzzle table. Nyx started grabbing pieces and the boy was getting upset. This lady said, "ok, our friend wants to play too, let's show her another way", and proceeded to invent a silly "put pieces in box" game that had both kids giggling in seconds, and carried on for a few minutes. 

I was awestruck. She knew exactly what to do!  I made some remark along those lines, and she said she works with Autistic kids. Bingo. 

All I can say is, ASD kiddos who have the opportunity to play and learn with people like this are tremendously lucky. And parents who get the chance to see such skill and obvious enthusiasm at work are rewarded by learning and challenged to step up their own game. 

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