Autism is a disorder that affects many areas of development but many of us would agree that the issues surrounding communication might be the cruelest of all. And, not for the reasons you might think.
I don't care if Kate cannot recite her ABC's.
I don't care if Kate says "I wuv ew" instead of "I love you", forever.
I don't care if Kate excels academically or if she does not.
I care that Kate struggles to communicate how she feels and what she needs and it ends up in frustrated tears every single day. I care that my frustration cannot begin to compare to hers.
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)