Yesterday, I witnessed one of the most amazing things I have ever seen....
I had taken C to his group therapy. The doctor was running a little bit behind so we were left in the waiting room for a little bit. All of the kids in the group were roaming around the room doing different things. A group of around 7, 9&10 year old kids with Autism, it was pretty loud in there. C hates loud noises and crowds so he was a little uncomfortable, trying his best to make small talk with me so no one else tried to talk to him.
Then it happened...I saw a boy across the room notice C. He got right up and made a beeline for him. I held my breath waiting for the awkward moment that was about to happen. He said Hi...C said Hi, and looked up at him, giving him direct eye contact (something that is very difficult for C, and pretty much all kids with autism)...and the boy gave C direct eye contact right back. They continued to lock eyes and proceed to have an actual real conversation for a full 3 min.
That is not the first time C has interacted with another kid like him I'm sure. But, it was the first time I had seen it happen....and it was pretty much one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.