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Hi everyone! This is Peter and Jomayra! We are the parents of an incredible young boy named James. If you know anything about our son, you know he has the most infectious laugh and personality imaginable. He’s OBSESSED with Daniel Tiger, and can eat spaghetti pretty much everyday. He LOVES music, and you can catch him sitting on his stool, playing guitar and singing at least once a day. He plays peek-a-boo when he’s in trouble, because he knows it will make us laugh. We constantly argue daily over who he looks more like, and secretly get mad when someone says he looks more like the other parent.
What you may not know about our son is that he is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. James struggles to communicate with his words. He has several therapists that see him every week, and each specializes in something different. They work on his speaking, eye contact, interaction, association, and a number of other things. His therapists have done a phenomenal job to help with James’ development, and he has improved tremendously under their guidance.
There are many children like James. His struggle is more common than you may think. While this road hasn’t been the easiest, it’s been the best because our little boy paved it. Hopefully James’ story helps inspire others and can help the autism community. We are participating in an autism walk in April, and are trying to collect money to put toward an Autism Speaks donation. Our James is a unicorn in a world full of horses.
If you find yourself in a similar situation and need advice or need to vent, please email me at Jomayramauro@yahoo.com.
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