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The 12 Days of Autism Christmas

The comments and reactions from Shannon’s poem are absolutely incredible; keep them coming! Last night we got this e-mail from Diana who is on the Autism Speaks leadership council and is also in Conn.

On the 1st day of Christmas, autism gave to me… a brand new IEP

On the 2nd day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 2 hours of stimming

On the 3rd day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 3 hours of therapy

On the 4th day of Christmas, Autism gave to me… 4 hours of sleep at night

On the 5th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 5 MARBLE RUNS (since Carter is OBSESSED)

On the 6th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 6 major meltdowns

On the 7th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 7 social stories

On the 8th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 8 candles to talk about (but we don’t celebrate Hanukkah, honey …)

On the 9th day of Christmas, Autism gave to me… 9 cars all lined up in a row

On the 10th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 10 lines from Toy Story – over, and over, and over again

On the 11th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 11 different teachers

On the 12th day of Christmas, autism gave to me… 12 insurance claim denials

Happy Holidays to all … and may we get to the New Year with our sanity intact!

Thanks Diana!

Do you have a story you want to tell or want to write a guest blog post for Autism Speaks? Leave a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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