My son is on an adventure. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers
My son Jimmy is 22 yo. and felt he needed a change. He really wants to be on his own and grown up. As a child he was echolalic, head banging, flapping, melt downs, misunderstood, no eye contact, rarely spoke, spinning, stimming etc. classic autism.
Now he is doing quite well, is well spoken, able to make eye contact, stims in a way that is unnoticable to most and only rarely has a melt-down and usually there is a direct antecedent. He has learned to self-advocate, make friends, enjoy activities, graduated from high school and held a job as a couresty cleck at a grocery store for 3 years.
We currently live in the middle of nowwhere, mid-america. and he wanted to return to the west coast so he arranged to go live with his Grandma. (my mom) In less than a week it was all over and he had to go. My mom unfortunately, was not able to handle the realities of an autistic person in her home and my son was unable to cope in that situation.
He had to leave, but does not want to come home. He got a ride out of town to an old friends stayed for the night then took a train to his God-Mothers home. He is hoping to find a seasonal job and stay at least until after Christmas, if they will keep him. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He is trying to be on his own with out having to depend on mom and dad. Thank you all.