Autism: It’s not easy

My son has autism. He loves numbers and logic. And he takes things literally, so don’t say you love him so much that you’ll gobble him up. And he does it all bilingually. There’s not much literature on this. But that doesn’t matter. He’s learned both his parents’ English and the Spanish of his Argentina.

There are times when you learn to cherish oddities like those of my autistic son, even if others may not.

A scholarship program turned down my son because of his autism, without getting to know how talented he really is.

My son has autism. This means there are constant concerns about what people will think of him and what this could mean to his self-esteem.

My 11-year-old son could make a great reporter (his dad’s line of work). Facts are facts, and there’s no room for fakery as an autistic.

When you take things as literally as my autistic son, you’re bound to get corrected.

For my autistic son, sitting at the back of the bus is mathematically the best spot.