“I like to stay up late – that’s when the house is quiet.” Ethan.
Noah turned to the adult watching and said “he has Asperger’s”.
He may not be a prodigy, but if faithfulness was a measure by which we judge, he is the bright star our lives would be dull without.
Together we have employed charts, role playing, DVDs, remedies, meditation, android tablet applications and the angst of ‘just do it’.
“I want to experience real life, not just look at pictures of it.”
Travelling through layers of complex dynamics… the near-enlightened sensors and raw emotions, interwoven like the delicate fuses… there within is a person seeking to be satisfied and whole. Ethan, achingly sighed “I want to go into the truth of life”. What is that word: Truth? How much weight it carried in such a small breathy, utterance. To desire truth, to enter in, become part of it, is to engage with sincerity, accuracy. To go into truth, is to seek a life of authenticity … and how could you want anything less than authenticity… truth? For the opposite of truth is quite simply deceit, dishonesty and to want to go into truth is to separate dark and light. I believe Ethan… Read More →
“Ethan likes the way he thinks”
Asperger Syndrome (aka Asperger’s Syndrome), googled in Wikipedia, is “defined by a distinguished pattern of symptoms rather than a single symptom. It is characterized by impairment in social interaction, by stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior, activities and interests“… Asperger is now quite commonly heard of in our present society, with much improvement in the understanding and integration into all areas of mainstream life, school, family, and workplace. I was introduced to it through my own son, now nine. Ethan was diagnosed at four, but it was clear from birth with a distinct dissattachment to his surroundings and seemed to have his own agenda to early developmental milestone, like running at 9mths, the fine motor skills of an escape artist or the hypnotic… Read More →