is Adam. I don’t have any drafts with his name on them.
There’s a few reasons for that.
Reason one is that he is older now and eventually will find himself on here, using some tech that I can’t even imagine yet, I’m sure. At that point I will remove him, if he so wishes. But I am not going to add much more about him.
Another reason is I’m still processing the fact that my son is developmentally delayed. Possibly Autistic.
I talk about it in real life with no problem. I insist I’m fine. I do everything I can to get him assessed and helped and so on. And things are falling into place, at school and with OT and other help.
But just about a year ago those words were used with regard to my son. Autistic. Delayed. Different. Not neurologically typical, but special needs. Not NT. SN.
From the moment his preschool teacher told me she wasn’t even sure he could talk, as he didn’t say a word for at least the first 2 weeks of school, I knew there was going to be something beyond him being shy. The way a mother knows.
And then the first assessments started happening. And a social and interaction delay was confirmed. And fine and gross motor skills delay was confirmed. And yet, he thrived.
He made friends. He has a gang who have continued into P1 with him.
And he continues to thrive.
And he’s still my funny, sweet, kind, polite little boy.
Who needs some special help.