Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Monday, April 18, 2011

Autism is not Owen.

I read many blogs, journals, stories, and news reports that say what their child does because they are Autistic.. and because they are Autistic, they have "these" tendencies, quirks... etc.

I guess I could be guilty of the same things I read about, going in detail for you and describing Owens Autistic tendencies, but I think sometimes people need to be reminded that yes, Owen and these other beautiful children have Auitsm, but that doesn't make them who they are. What I want people to remember about Owen-

Owen is a boy, who is 3 1/2 years of age.
He has a huge interest in trains, dogs, and everything related with the ABC's and numbers.
Owen loves disney movies, he learns the lines, and copies the actions. Owen loves going to preschool and therapy, he is becoming social..I love it.
He loves to wear track pants over wearing jeans, like his father.
Owens loves to eat chocolate chip cookies, and loves his milk.
Owen is the eldest of his 2 other siblings, he has a younger sister and younger brother. Our little man has several nicknames, our favourite is Weeze.
Owen is very close with his opa and granny. Owen loves Mcdonalds french fries. Owen is also very close with his daddy :)
Owen will be starting school this September for full day JK.
Owen loves his iPad, computer, and really any electronic.
He loves to play outside
Owen has a contagious laugh

AND after all that, he also has Autism :)

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