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In Their Own Words – A Very Special Snowman

This is a very special Autism Speaks snowman that we made this past week.  Aiden, my five-year-old son who has PDD-NOS, could never stand touching snow or having it on his face – and he tolerated both today. Better than that, Aiden narrated every part of the snowman – ”need eyes,” “smiling snowman, please”. We added the Autism Speaks pin to show that this success is one piece of his journey.

This “In Their Own Words” essay is written by Cristin Millen (Greater Hartford Walk Now for Autism Speaks Family Teams Co-Chair)

If you have a story you wish to share about your personal experience with autism, please send it to editors@autismspeaks.org. Autism Speaks reserves the right to edit contributions for space, style and content. Because of the volume of submissions, not all can be published on the site. 



  1. Katrena
    June 18, 2010 at 5:34 am

    It’s a BEAUTIFUL snowman :)

  2. Christine
    November 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I love this. That is so sweet and cute. It is a beautiful thing that he could get past the touching of the snow and say the Snowman parts.

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