The following is a collection of quotes from Alyxander, our Autistic 9 year old has said to me throughout our many years of therapy and doctor’s visits. Many times, it was these thoughts which sustained us through the difficult road his disability has taken us on.
“Do you remember when I was inside you? I do. It was warm and dark, but I wasn’t scared. I used to talk and whisper with my brothers when we were all together. I let them go out first, but I was shy. I hid in the back.”
“I love my Family. I want them to always be with me.”
“Other kids hurt me. They won’t play with me. Why not?”
“I don’t want to talk to others. Make them all go away.”
“Too much noise and heat. Leave me alone.”
“I really like Star Wars. I want to be a Jedi, and go to other worlds.”
“I can’t read, but really I can.”
“When my family is with me, I can do anything.”
“Francine is my therapist. She lets me stay in the cocoon. It is safe and warm and dark. I can remember things in the cocoon.”
“Mommy, what is Autistic? Is it like being an Indian?”
“Mommy, am I a real boy now?”
“I am a real boy now.”
Yes, Alyxander you are real boy now.
* Stories From the Heart is an ongoing series of user contributed heart warming stories, that shine light on the Autism experience.