So many milestones we have crossed with Siri💕.
Simple things many take for granted ...
Teaching her that her name is Siri💕, I am her mom, her dad is her dad, water, milk, food, cat, dog, apples, strawberries, putting on socks, shoes, tying shoe laces, wearing a jacket, zipping up a jacket, blowing bubbles, swimming, swinging, riding a bike, eating different textured foods, going to new places so so so many the list goes on and on.
I remember the frustrations we (Siri💕 and us) had to go through and when any one task is accomplished we would feel like we have reached our destination but it’s actually a very small step which doesn’t have to be taught to typical kids.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes loving, supportive, persistent, accepting family and community to raise and care for a child with autism. Autism is complex, very difficult to understand and manage every day challenges. We were not taught by anyone about most of what we do with our child but we had to learn from experimenting and experiencing.
Be kind and understanding of any and all special needs. God created all of us just the way He wanted to but then He put us all together on this earth to encourage and uplift each other, especially His special creation we call special needs.
Be a blessing to others and that’s the biggest blessing of a life 🙏🏽.