As you may already know I have two autistic children. No1Son is now an adult and was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was twelve years old. He would have been diagnosed earlier but I had my head in the sand. Star is my seven year old daughter who has high functioning autism, she was diagnosed last year. As babies they were both similar, that’s how I knew about Star a lot sooner than No1Son.
Am I unlucky to have two autistic children? I don’t think so and I’d like to tell you why. Both my children are wonderful, they are funny, sensitive, clever, caring and I love them dearly. But more than that, they have a special bond with each other. They understand each other more than any other member of our family (there are seven of us altogether) Star will seek out No1Son first for any help she needs or if she is upset. No1Son will come running if he hears that Star is upset or in trouble. They talk together for hours on Star’s current favourite topic, Pokemon. They play video games together. No1Son even lets Star play his games, that is something big believe me! He also let her read his massive magazine collection.
I’m sure this bond will continue for the future, even if they go their separate ways. It’s more than a sibling bond, it’s an autistic sibling bond.
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