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How My Son Puts the Awe in Autism

By Shelly McLaughlin, Pathfinders for Autism

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When he says things like, “Do you know the beauty of nothingness? It’s that you have to use your imagination.”
Shelly and Hunter
I am amazed by his ability to look at a pile of 4,000 grey Legos and immediately spot the piece he needs as though it has popped off the table. (You Lego fans are yelling “Death Star and Star Destroyer!” right now, aren’t you.)

You appreciate that you child has given you a broader perspective than you ever imagined you could have.

You realize how fortunate you are having made friends with people that under a strictly neurotypical existence you never would have met.

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