I think the most difficult part of dealing with autism is trying to figure out what is going on in your child’s brain. Even the most well spoken, brilliant, and smart adolescent child has trouble communicating at times their feelings and thoughts. Imagine an autistic child. We struggle every day with his behavior, both appropriate and inappropriate. Every time there seems to be progress, something triggers regression and we just end up back sliding. But for every failure, we need to focus on the success.
This picture highlights what we deal with each day. Joey can “function” through most day to day activities. But, when his brain has had enough, time to sleep. He has been doing this more than usual lately. Makes me wonder even more what is going on in his brain. Until he can better articulate his thoughts and feelings, maybe a good nap is what his body needs.