07 May '12, 8am

Blogged: A little light at the end of a very long tunnel

Blogged: A little light at the end of a very long tunnel

A little light at the end of a very long tunnel At age 11, Faith still does not have speech. Her autism is fairly serious and it is something we have come to accept. Whatever is on her mind, what she knows and what she doesn't, is pretty much locked away in that head of hers. Occasionally, she lets us have a privileged look at what she is thinking and what she is capable of. Her Special School teachers shared something startling with us when they did their home visit. One Friday, in March, Faith kept shoving the card for the number 16 to her teachers. They couldn't figure out why at first. But she kept giving them the number 16. Then the teachers got it and asked, "Today is your birthday, ah? Happy birthday, Faith!" Turns out that day WAS the 16th of March, it WAS her birthday, and once the teachers said that, Faith stopped pushing the number forward. That totally blew my ...

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