One Mom's Dream Come True

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One Mom's Dream Come True
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Fri, 10-18-2013 - 2:48pm

This mom's dream come true was a lunch date with her autistic daughter: 

I took my 13-year-old daughter, Diane, to a Chinese restaurant the other day for lunch. We usually go to the take-out place in our town, but this time we went to the fancier sit-down place that we had never been to before. 

Several years ago, I would never have attempted such an outing. The potential for disaster was too great. Diane is on the autism spectrum, and for much of her early life, outings were fraught with tantrums or meltdowns, either because she wanted to be left alone or because she couldn’t handle the assault on her senses that so many places gave her.

Since then, her progress has been amazing, and new experiences are now opportunities for fun and enjoyment.

Read more: http://www.today.com/moms/lunch-date-autistic-teen-daughter-one-moms-dream-come-true-8C11379016

What a great story to read, I hope she has many more moments like these with her daughter.  What did you think?

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Tue, 10-22-2013 - 5:44pm

I understand the feeling of taking a young autistic child out, now when I'm alone with Nate things go pretty well, now when he is with his sister....