A pregnant woman told me today that she is afraid to have an Autism elephant in a world where you can be anything be kind shirt. This relative stranger, whom I randomly met at a festival and is *quite* pregnant, expressed her fears of having a child like mine. There was once a time he could seem like an overactive toddler but at age nine, his jumping, running and playing are clear signs that he is not quite like the kids his age. Our constant attendance on him, following him, snatching things away before he can drink a stranger’s soda or snag someone’s chips from their plates. Jumping excitedly, screaming, pushing to the front of the line.
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Those are not the actions of your average nine-year-old. His Autism elephant in a world where you can be anything be kind shirt always a comfortable label to have. Especially when it is the elephant in the room. You see he is still young enough that people often *want* to ask questions, but are afraid to. It becomes especially difficult around pregnant women and when talking about children. Yes, Autism can have real beauty. But would I choose this path? Would I want my son to struggle every day to control the impulses of his body? Would I want the worry, the strain, the fears that pile onto our family? Instead, this is the part where I say I am fearful, too. It is a hard world for parents out there. The life of a parent who has a child with any kind of special need is not for the faint of heart.