“A lack of social imagination should not be confused with lack of imagination. Many people with autism are very creative.”
Our foster son is an example of that. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s after he came to live with us, but even before the diagnosis it wasn’t hard to see how differently he behaved compared to our boys, even though neither is a run of the mill kid—Eldest has dyslexia and Youngest has Tourette’s. He doesn’t see things the same way we do, and it wasn’t easy for him to get used to our family dynamic. Still isn’t, to be honest. Explaining doesn’t always work, either.
But, back to the topic at hand, he is very creative and musical. He’s a wonderful bass guitar player, and not bad on guitar, either. He’s very intuitive and I love hearing him play, even if he thinks singing mostly ruins songs, which often makes me bite my tongue, since I’m a singer. I love the moments when I feel we have an actual connection, even if it lasts only a moment. And I love seeing him smile.
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