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Adults On The Autism Spectrum

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@johnbishop

@mamasitalucita, you have such a positive message and outlook. Thank you for starting this important discussion. I was clueless about Autism until my wife's niece had a son that was diagnosed with Autism when he was a small child. He's in his 30s now and a delight to be around. It's fun to just sit around and have a discussion on things that he likes. He is a blessing to his mother and father. Over the years I have learned a lot from him. Like you mentioned about memory, his memory is amazing. He loves trains and has done so much reading on them and visiting different museums around the country that he knows engine numbers by heart and can tell you when they were made and all of the nitty gritty details. He is like you say, a Mac in a PC world…and I love Macs!

Blessings on your day!

John

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John, thank you for your kind words.  I am so happy and excited to be a small part of this fantastic community of Neurotypicals and those on the Spectrum.  I personally have found  gratitude goes a long way in dealing with the perplexities life tends to throw at us all. Somewhere along the line I was taught that if I would take good care of the things I'd been given,  eventually  I would be given more.  This includes relationships, family, friends, and not just material things.  People first, always.  Blessings, MamacitaLucita.

@johnbishop, I will say that anyone who loves trains is a friend of mine! I never had a train set as a child, but I made sure my children did! I think I really got them for myself, actually! I loved trains so much. Real trains, with smoke and whistles. The noises, oddly enough, were always soothing to me. And the repetitive movements felt like someone had ordered a special stimming exhibition, just for me. The hard metal and wood that made up the body of the trains made me feel safe, protected, cozy. My Father took me on a train trip one time, just him and me. Tell your Nephew to keep up the good work in his research about trains. He's a keeper. Blessings, @mamacitalucita

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