My eight year old son cannot speak or communicate at all, he has daily meltdowns, and cannot stand on his own. He is like a baby that never hit any milestones. He's never crawled or pulled to stand, and loud or sudden noises make him cry. He is missing a piece of DNA (chromosome 9q22.2) but we are unsure if it made him disabled. He has a diagnosis of partial agenesis of the corpus callosum, microcephaly, and infantile Autism.
Andy has been pointing to communicate with me when it is time to eat. I set down his water cup, a salad, and his dinner plate. He will point to the item he wants, when it is time for him to take his next bite. He has been doing this consistently for a week now. It is so awesome to feel like he is understanding what I am asking him, and that we are communicating. I know that the summer in ABA therapy has helped this along, and I am very grateful. I've tried to catch it on video, but Andy gets camera shy.
Andy's first day of Kindergarten with his big sister