Friday, April 15, 2011

Susan Senator on Successful Stims and Making Sense of Autism

Susan Senator on Successful Stims and Making Sense of Autism

Now I always listen, hungrily, for the silly talk -- not so silly now, is it? -- and I offer a word or two to him, to guess at what he's thinking. I am showing him, one word at a time, that he is just fine, that he can talk any way he needs to. That he can do it, and it will be okay! I try to let him see -- because I know he trusts me -- that there is power for him in uttering even just one (non-silly) word.

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