I had some trouble posting earlier--lost the whole post--so hopefully this will work now.
My son was diagnosed with autism at 3 1/2. Specifically, he is identified as PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified). Since then he has been receiving services to help him learn to interact appropriately with others. He's come far in the time since his diagnosis, and I'm grateful to all the help we've received. Here's a layout I made a year or so ago expressing gratitude to those who have helped him progress.
I have occasionally scrapped his autism. That is not the only thing I scrap about him, nor have I done a whole album regarding his autism. It's a part of him, but autism is not the whole of him. I scrap everything that makes him who he is.
This might be the first page I made about his diagnosis. It's a funny story, and those are my favorite pages to scrap about him.
This layout reflects on one of the initial signs of his autism--his incisive visual acuity. He loved this yellow car die cut from Archiver's--he carried it around for a long time. I was glad to put it on the page.
I'm sorry this journaling isn't easily read. It was the story of a time he asked me to make his napkin into a circle, a request that I was for a long time clueless to fulfill. I finally got what he meant. Dominic's verbal skills are pretty good, but still not as good as neurotypical kids, and since he's smart, he can fake knowing more words than he actually does. I need to remember that.
This was the latest LO I made, just finished today. I was inspired by my...let's call it "distaste"...for the word "tolerance." I don't think that should be the goal. I expressed how I felt in the journaling, which for some reason I can't post. I hope you can read it.