This might not look like much but for an autistic Doodle it speaks volumes! A lot of autistic children don't know how to play with toys or have different ways to play with them. This has been the case for the Doodle. They might obsess about spinning the wheels or opening the car doors and not play with the car as it might have been intended in an imitation type of play. So out of no where, all by himself tonight he took his little Jeep that goes with his Daddy garage and wheeled it around the house. He rolled it and for a minute he was perfectly content playing by himself. Then I interrupted him to take a couple of pictures to document this MILESTONE which through him off track and then he immediately began obsessing about opening and closing the hood of the jeep...taking it on and off and on and off and on and off.
"We thought we would teach our child about the world. Instead we teach the world about our child"
Welcome to Adventures in Autism & Epilepsy
This site is created in part to lesson my billable hours of Therapy. I was told I should journal my thoughts in order to better cope with my stress. So here I am. Journaling about the things that stress me and the things I love more than anything in this world. Here those two things come together.
“Epilepsy is not a disease in and of itself, it is a symptom of a disease.” -Dr. W.W. Sutherling
New to blogging, I have created Doodle Bug Chronicles to engage those interested in learning more about the mysterious, amazing and scary world of autism and epilepsy and what it might be like to raise a child with special needs. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking and mostly sarcastic this is my journey learning to cope with what is now my normal. I live in the wine country with my handsome and hardworking husband and two adorable boys, Doodle and Jimmy. Oh, and one crazy cat. Thanks for joining us.