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You might be interested to know that this little story came about following a true life event. My grandson Greyson, who has autism, was about 3 at the time. My daughter came home from work late one evening and called me saying “Guess what I found by the front door”. Apparently she found Greyson’s little shoes wrapped in duct tape. She asked her husband whether she should expect to find Greyson duct taped to his crib. He just laughed and said “Well, he wouldn’t leave his shoes on outside so I taped them on”.
I was quite amused and sat down at the computer, and immediately, out poured this story, embellished of course. Greyson is now 15 and loved unconditionally.
Our family has learned much from Greyson’s disability. Life has been a big challenge for him, for his family, especially his younger brother, and also for his peers. Greyson’s endearing personality has certainly enriched our lives and the lives of his peers. I hope to share information in this Blog about this disorder to increase awareness about Autism and its impact on the child, the family, and the community. There is much we can do as individuals and as a society to diminish their challenges and to help these individuals integrate as they mature to become the best that they can be. But first we must have knowledge.