Thank you for sharing you story. I would imagine that working with autistic HS kids would be really rewarding and that your personal experience would give you a lot of insight to be able to connect with them. Lucky kids.

I’m so sorry to hear about your brother’s struggles and untimely death. That must’ve been very difficult. I relate to your assertion that he understood, even if he couldn’t communicate. My daughter was diagnosed with MR when she was non-verbal. Since she has become verbal, her IQ adjusted upward by 45pts, and I still think it is registering low. It makes sense, because of the comm gap, but I don’t think it’s a true measure of their intellectual capacity.

Thanks again for taking the time to contribute your experience. :)

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small.

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