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Challenge: Raise Awareness about Autism - 3 moms will WIN Prizes!!

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  • Let's help raise awareness on CafeMom by creating one long thread dedicated to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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MyLittleMunchie
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

 

MyLittleMunchie
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I follow Jacob into the kitchen and watch him back into a corner. “What we got here,” Jacob mutters, his voice a sudden drawl, “is  .  .  .   failure to communicate.” He crouches down, hugging his knees. When he cannot find the words for how he feels, he borrows someone else’s. These come from Cool Hand Luke; Jacob remembers the dialogue from every movie he’s ever seen.

House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

mom4awesomekids
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:24 PM


MyLittleMunchie
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

 

"It is hard for me to explain why it is so difficult to look into people’s eyes. Imagine what it would be like if someone sliced your chest with a scalpel and rummaged around inside you, squeezing your heart and lungs and kidneys. That level of complete invasion is what it feels like when I make eye contact. The reason I choose not to look at people is that I don’t think it’s polite to rifle through someone’s thoughts, and the eyes might as well be glass windows, they’re that transparent."

House Rules: A Novel, by Jodi Picoult

newmommy430
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

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by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:27 PM

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MyLittleMunchie
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

And yet, I couldn’t change the brain I’d been born with, so instead I learned how to narrow the world with makeshift blinders, until all I noticed was what I wanted to notice. That’s autism, for those who’ve never been there themselves.

House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

MyLittleMunchie
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

The first time I heard him do it, I thought he was mimicking me. Now I know it’s echolalia; Emma explained it to me as just the repetition of sounds. Sometimes Jacob does that by reciting movie quotes, and sometimes it’s an immediate parroting of something he’s heard.

House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

newmommy430
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM

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