My eight year old son cannot communicate at all, has daily meltdowns, and cannot stand on his own. He is like a baby that never hit any milestones. He's never pulled to stand, never out of diapers, never fed himself or walked unassisted 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