This is Hunter, our face of Aspergers. Hunter is turning 5 on Valentines Day. He is amazing! There are times I think he might have a photographic mind but i'm not sure. He is really interested in the anatomy of the human body and loves to watch documentaries on national geographic. He can tell you all the different organs and what they do and even where they are in the body. He also has been very interested in Airplanes, construction equipment, anything tech oriented.
He loves taking things apart or just staring at them trying to figures out how they fit together and work. We love getting old electronics from Goodwill and letting the kids take them apart. He is my little engineer for sure. This little man was speaking sentences by age 12 months. He did cry for the first year of his life. He was evaluated at 18 months and we were told that he also had SPD but was sensory defensive.
He is a rythem kid. The only thing that would stop his crying is wrapping him up tightly and either bouncing with him on an excersize ball or swinging him. So I ended up building him a swing system myself and hanging it up in our home. (What ever it takes to survive, Am I right?)
About this time I realized I needed to start documenting these behaviors so that therapist, doctors and just parents in general can understand what we are going thru and how to help them or just teach me how to help them. Hunter is interesting, he is a black and white kind of kid. There are no shades of gray with this kid.