For months I’ve had doctors and medical professionals asking me about E’s habits. One of the most common tendencies in autistic individuals is sorting or lining objects up. Up until recently, E had never done this. Yesterday, while at his grandparents house, he was taking his stacking rings, lining them up, relining them up, then making patterns with them. Once, I had a friend ask me if it seems like E becomes less functioning as he gets older.
He doesn’t become less functioning. He improves in so many ways, and then his autism seems to manifest itself differently. Rather than worrying about it, I’m trying to embrace it. For example: making patterns out of colorful objects is a form of art, is it not?