As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Security Blankets

This is Bryce's blanket. It is definitely a security blanket and one of the few objects Bryce attaches himself to. It goes everywhere with him, except outside. He attached himself to this blanket when his first blanket had to be thrown out because he got into a habit of chewing on it and chewed a giant hole in it. Daniel and I spent a good month prior to throwing it out trying to find a replacement for it because it meant that much to Bryce and we knew it was going to be hard for him to accept a new blanket in his routine. Fortunately, Bryce accepted this new blanket very quickly when he knew his other one was gone.

The only other object that Bryce has ever attached himself to is a paper towel roll. We discovered this one day when we found a pile of paper towel in the kitchen. He would carry this paper towel roll everywhere we went, even outside (we didn't mind). Some days we wouldn't be able to leave the house until we found where he had it last. Occasionally he'll bring a paper towel roll to school and on his own he will put it in his backpack until he's out of school. I guess he just feels comfortable knowing it's close by. It's even come out to dinner with us a couple of times and we've learned to make sure it comes home with us because accidently forgetting it at the restaurant is definitely not an option.

We've noticed that Bryce has a hard time letting things go. Sometimes it's like the end of the world when he loses something or forgets where he put it or a friend has to leave. I hope he'll eventually realize that he can live without security blankets.

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