My DS Chris is 17.
Oh, I totally *get* this. What a great moment for you :-) My 11 year old Aspie is also finally managing to cope with some physical affection, and has started asking for hugs. (of course, just as all his peers *stop* hugging their mums, but never mind LOL!)
Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)
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Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)
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Thanks for sharing. Not only do we get it, but you have given me hope that my hug-adverse boy could eventually change.
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Tears in my eyes too!