Our Apples, Our Trees
Sometimes you meet a child with autism, and you think how different they are from your child with autism. And then you meet or talk with that other child's parent, and you think oh honey, your child's autism, it may be a mystery to you, but it is not so much a mystery to me and here is a mirror for you and by the way, it's okay to stim like that if it makes you feel better.
My friends and I, we see so much of ourselves reflected in our children. They are quirky. We are quirky. How wonderful that we all have each other, that we have our community with which to celebrate and commiserate about all those quirks. How desperately we need each other, online and IRL.