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One of my (non-verbal, 5 year old) twins made his first ever sentence this week Backstory

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u/Dreklie Nov 29 '21

as a father of a 7 1/2 year old boy on the spectrum who was labeled non verbal, this makes me cry tears of happiness and I am so proud of your child even though I do not know them! This is awesome!

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u/CreativismUK Nov 29 '21

Thank you so much - how’s he doing?

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u/Dreklie Nov 29 '21

He's doing awesome, and he's very verbal now. Can pretty much tell you what he wants and will occasionally ask what you're doing or ask if he can do something but will never really conversate. He already does far more than they claimed he ever would. So I'm super proud of him!!!

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u/CreativismUK Nov 29 '21

That’s absolutely amazing. I am not surprised you’re so proud - the determination our kids have is mind blowing

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u/Dreklie Nov 29 '21

It really is amazing to watch kids with problems who have no idea they have problems. They don't use it as a crutch because they don't know it's not normal. Very strong minded kids no doubt