Having an autistic child means needing a lot of patience.
You need patience with any child, but with an autistic child it's magnified.
Up until Justin was three and a half yrs. old he was quiet, he played by himself, and he was virtually non-verbal.
Than he started his speech and occupational therapies, and he started coming out of himself. He started talking, and he was no longer just quiet.
Which is great !
What I didn't anticipate, was some of the other behaviors that came out also. I wasn't quite prepared for the transformation.
Everyday is a different day with Justin. It takes a bounty of patience and love.
What surprised me was my ability to adjust, and how I've changed because of it is amazing. I am also a different person.