Thursday, April 17, 2014
Autism Understanding & Acceptance 2014 Day 18: "The Reason I Jump"
The recurring theme that Naoki shares is: be patient with us. We don't want to cause heartbreak or stress. So stick with us when we are having a rough time. Sometimes we just can't help it. We want to please you, we want to do well.
After hearing this young man's book, I have doubled my efforts not only to keep my cool when T is having a rough time, but also to imagine what he is going through at that moment. It doesn't make those times easier necessarily, but it does help me get out of my own head during those times.