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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Friday, August 27, 2010


Bryce came up to me and gave me his magna doodle and said, “Draw a fortress.” So, I started to draw what my interpretation of a fortress looked like, a castle. Apparently I was wrong.

For awhile now Bryce has adapted the word ‘fortress’ into his everyday vocabulary. Everything is a fortress! He’ll show us a drawing and say, “Fortress!” and we’ll look at him all confused because moments before he showed us another drawing and said it was a fortress too, and they didn’t look anything alike.

We don’t know where he learned this word or why he’s using it to label things he draws that he thinks is a fortress, but we are trying to teach him what a fortress actually is so he can use it in the proper context.

Has anyone else encountered a fascination or fixation on a word or phrase?

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