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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980



Tuesday, 1 October 2013

HAVING AN ASD IN OCTOBER

It's hard to believe it, but its already the first day of October.  And I'd like to say that both my son and I think that October is the best month of the year.  I have to admit that I'm biased because October has  a bunch of important days in it, including my anniversary and my birthday, as well as Thanksgiving for us Canadians, and of course Halloween.

Since about mid September, my son has been going on and on, about October and Halloween.  Even though it was about 6 weeks away when he first mentioned it, the anticipation that my son has, isn't rivalled by his birthday or even Christmas.  I think the idea of dressing up and being allowed to act a bit strange at home and at school, is something he really enjoys. And it's evident every day.

So when this morning came, my son barged into our bedroom, and insisted that I get up, and change all the calendars in our house to reflect the dawning of a new month.  And it didnt stop there.  He had a bit of a sore throat this morning, nothing serious, but enough that he was concerned that he wouldn't be able to, you guessed it, go out for Halloween.  His concern was so real that mom and I quickly told him that Halloween was weeks away, and that he'd be certainly better by then.

Then there's the constant talk about ghosts and monsters, which surprisingly, our son loves.  He also enjoys cackling like a witch and making scary noises like a ghost.  And he doesn't get scared, even if we watch a scary movie.

Of course there's the natural concern that us parents have, in regards to finding the right costume.  What does my son want to be this year for Halloween this year?  A zombie.  Luckily for us, we have a couple old accessories from when he was a zombie last year.  He might have outgrown the actual costume, but the gloves and mask are still in perfect condition.  We usually get our supplies and gear from Party City, which is a great store and has hundreds of costumes for both boys and girls.  So even if your child has an ASD, and wants to be a winged dinosaur, Party City will be able to help.

The only hard part i find about the upcoming Halloween season is....all the chocolate and goodies for sale in every store i go into.  And they're all perfect size for hiding them in my pockets.   Aah, I love this time of year.  But with an impending candy/turkey overload, my waist size is already getting bigger.

This is our son last year at Halloween.








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  1. I love October too! It's my favorite month and Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays. That sure is a scary looking Zombie!!

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