Sunday, December 30, 2007

Autism and Conor's Eyes Shut Visit With Grammy and Grampy

The last few days were spent on the road visiting my mother and father in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

In the past when we arrived at my parents' home Conor would run into the living room and check out the video cassettes that have been kept there for him over the years inspecting each one on the shelf on which they were stored. This year Conor would not open his eyes at all while inside the house itself. He did open them in the front entrance area before entering the kitchen and while outside the house. (It wasn't shyness around Grammy and Grampy; Grammy got a big smile and a flash of Conor's blue eyes - outside the house, and while in the entrance area, but not inside the house itself).

Conor, through the window, in the entrance area before
coming into the house itself at Grammy and Grampy's

Conor will sometimes react negatively when seeing people from his past, people he was really close to but whom he does not expect to see anymore. This appeared to be more of that tendency. Some object to the use of the puzzle piece as a symbol for autism. I think it is very appropriate and Conor's eyes shut visit with Grammy and Grampy is part of Conor's autism puzzle.


Charles LeBlanc said...

There you go!!!!

A blog with a story full of pictures!!!

I knew you could do it!!!!

I hope you enjoyed your vacation!!!

You deserve it!!!

Bonne Heureuse Annee!!!!

Autism Reality NB said...

Thank you Charles.

I hope you have enjoyed the holidays ... and stayed out of trouble!