For Christmas, I bought JJ a MobiGo and Jadyne an Ereader, both manufactured by Vtech. Just the other day, Jadyne picked up JJ's MobiGo and sat in front of me. Tears streamed down my face as I realized my child without many words indeed was capable of complex thoughts. She manipulated the touch screen boards with ease, correctly solving multi-step processes, and best of all, she taught herself.
For several months preceding this, I was distraught, basing her progress on reports from the school. I worried she was hitting this "plateau" I've heard so much about from all the specialists over the years. What if this was it? What if after all these years, she doesn't get any better than today? Is it time to accept this is her potential?
Such is the life with an autistic child. It is full of heart-wrenching blows and tear-streaming joys. For every moment I have ever been faced with a perceived disappointment, it has immediately been met by Jadyne breaking down some barrier, showing me "This isn't it.....I'm not done fighting, mom." Wow, just wow, that child is amazing!
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