What you see depends on what you are looking for.
Just like super-heroes, we are convinced many individuals with autism have special abilities. They may be excellent readers or have extraordinary abilities in math. Unfortunately, sometimes our children choose not to use their powers for good.
Annie’s superpower is telekinesis. We have recently discovered she has the power to move objects with her mind.
Over the last couple days, Annie was very insistent on bringing her Littlest Pet Shop hamster cage to school. We thought this was strange and wondered why? Now we know.
Magically, items from her 2011 Christmas List were transported into the hamster cage and appeared in her room. How could this be?
Well… the telekinesis superhero decided to fess up. She proudly announced she had stolen several of her teacher’s Littlest Pet Shop Pets and Brody’s Lego man too. Does this make her a cleptomaniac or just a maniac? We prefer to blame it on her gift of telekinesis.
Her buddy Brody’s superpowers are a bionic nose and stealth hands. We learned early on the havoc he could create with “these abilities”.
When Brody was four, a girlfriend came over with her children for a play date. We sat outside watching the kids run around. They were never out of our sight… or so we thought.
Brody came over and his face and hands were covered in brown stuff. Low and behold, he was covered in chocolate!
There was no chocolate outside. Where did this chocolate originate from? Suddenly, Linda remembered she had a bag of candy in her car. We checked her car, and sure enough, the evidence was in plain view. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup wrappers were strewn all over the front seat.
How did Brody get into the car? Does he also possess the power of invisibility or was it just his stealth hands in action? Was his bionic nose capable of picking up the scent of chocolate fumes being released into the atmosphere from a closed car? These questions have never been answered.
WARNING! Be on the look out. Telekinesis Girl and Bionic Nose Boy are on the loose. They may strike again!