Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 2 - Page 10

2 and 3 attended community college part time. Our fourth child is now 20 and is our Asperger’s child. It is difficult because even though I know so much about autism, he is very different from me, and my heart hurts as I watch him struggle with the social rules. Our youngest son is 16 now and 100% boy, running about, engaging in active play, chattering excitedly about whatever interests him at the moment. My children, like my husband, are well-trained. I often disappear into the bathroom when I need a sensory break, a quiet withdrawal from the constant noise of boys and chatter of girls. They know to not approach me unless someone is clo ͔