Autism Awareness Month – Day Three

He woke up around noon because all of his siblings are home. They make him calm and happy. He played games on his computer until time for work, but the noise and presence of the siblings nearby is a magic happy spell. Dad drove him to work at five in the evening. His manager will drop him off at the entrance to our neighborhood sometime after midnight and he will walk home. Our neighborhood has some trigger happy curmudgeons, so I long ago asked everyone on the neighborhood watch list to be unafraid of him. When he gets home, he’ll sit at his computer and game with his coworkers. Parallel play is still play.

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