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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spencer



Having autism and being nonverbal, he can type or write what he
wants.  But he really prefers to smile and look at you like this,
thinking that you can look in his eyes and read his mind.
I swear that works with his brothers, but not always with me! 

Even so, how can you not smile back at that face?  ha ha. 

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  1. Hey Spencer! Thanks for the smile! Tell mom I want a cookie! :)

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    1. Please have two cookies! Or three! ha. :)

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  2. Awwwww Spencer!! You get your stunning good looks from your gorgeous talented mum! Yay! Take care
    x

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  3. he's a sweetie thats for sure, he looks like you Betsy, very handsome young man,

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    1. you know, people say that, but I don't see it! Taylor, yes. Triplets? More like their dad. Except they did get my brown eyes and hair. :)

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  4. You are absolutely right Betsy...
    That smile can melt your heart...
    Luckily he got YOU as his Mom...

    Enjoy the rest of your evening...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. This smile was in my face all day. lol. It got to be kind of a joke! :)

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    1. thanks, gloria. So different having them home from school all day! ;)

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    2. I know dear is different:)

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    3. How's the summer survival going so far Betsy?

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    4. uups Rebecca is only begining I think:))

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    5. True Gloria--how are you today?

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    6. well, Friday was the first day, so I feel I can't complain yet! haha. Actually, it's been fine so far. But I've just been lazy with the guys...and it's cold here! Brrr!

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    7. Rebecca, is your brain still connected to your body? :)

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    8. Yes, but I'm a little low on blog post inspiration. :)

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  6. Im OK Rebecca only yesterday was a mess day with he Ditto braces bu now is OK:I made a new post if some of you dears want to look LOL

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    1. that is so nice, gloria! I love your china teapot and dishes, too! Lovely!

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    2. Thanks Betsy I had the china and the other day I find the teapo:) I cant resist you know:)

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    3. oh, that is exciting to find the teapot! yay! :)

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  7. haha yeah have to smile back
    As his sure doesn't lack
    Not sure about the mind reading though
    As who knows what evil thoughts are aglow..haha

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    1. evil just might be true
      because he can be a stinker, too!
      lol...

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    2. haha looks like he can indeed
      Be up to no good so you always have to take heed

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  8. Definitely...
    I was smiling just looking at that adorable face in my blog reader!
    (I just had to click to leave a comment!)

    xo
    Kristin

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    1. aw, thanks for coming over and commenting. That means a lot! :)

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  9. Hmm, I have someone in my house who has the same look! He is just adorable!

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  10. Yup!!!his smile says it all :)

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    1. and if you don't correctly guess what he wants, he moves in closer! ,..as if that will help! lol.

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  11. I'm smiling back! At least his smile is infectious :)

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    1. He would be happy to know you were! ha.

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  12. smiling back...but can you tell me what he wants? smiles.

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    1. actually, no...not this time. He did this about 50 times today. It got to be so humorous, I would start laughing instead of trying to figure out what he wanted! ha.

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  13. So, having my own autistic brother, I am curious. Just how well do the boys type? Are they "verbal" when typing?

    PS. My brother also talks with his eyes. I always gave ina nd let him finish my milkshake no matter how much I wanted it myself.

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    1. Spencer and Harry type very well! They spend a lot of time on their laptops doing internet searches...typing in detailed descriptions of trains and railroads. Their spelling is very good, too. alex is much less advanced, but can type in a few letters of a search to find a few youtube videos that he likes. School and computer classes have helped a lot, too.

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    2. My brother is in his 50's now, so he never went to school like he would have today. I don't recall any of the kids with special needs being mainstreamed back then. I don't know if he ever learned to type and since he has a tendency to be destructive, we are hesitant to put anything expensive in front of him. Sad, huh? He does, however, have that look and has it perfected.

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    3. I'm sure treatments and classes have improved so much over the years. Although our speech therapist is a total frustration and waste of time. :( But yes, computer class, typing and reading have all helped. They are main streamed less and less, but for a few years were completely when they were learning to read, etc.

      When they were toddlers, I spent hours at our white board writing words, drawing a little picture of the word, and saying them. They couldn't get enough of it!

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  14. Who wouldn't smile back?! Beautiful smile!

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    1. aw, thanks. :) he melts my heart...little stinker that he is. haha.

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  15. What a handsome young man...It looks like an "I'm hungry, mom" smile. And obviously he loves the cook!

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    1. haha...oh, if only he would eat my cooking! At least Alex does! :)

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  16. Now that is a disarming smile, Betsy.

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  18. I just tried to comment using my daughters Google account, Wendy Ascham, but she was not amused.

    What I wanted to say was that Spencer has a "doppelganger" (double) here. I have only just noticed the similarity between him and a young boy in the town. I don't know the family, but I often see his mother pushing him around the shops in his wheelchair. I do know that he goes to a Special Needs school.

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    1. Oh, I know your daughter! I think she has actually commented here herself before. :)

      Now that is interesting that spencer has a twin over there! But wow, I'm SO glad mine is not in a wheelchair. Life is difficult enough! ha.

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  19. Oh such a sweet smile...no doubt, he has learned from his beautiful mama. Thanks for sharing -

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    1. Marsha...I'm SO glad they are happy boys. Life would be so much harder if they were not!

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  20. Spencer's smile is a beautiful as the "smile" of the moon on your header.
    Happy Summer!

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  21. Amazing that Spencer can type anything he wants to say.
    Am wondering if you "type back" or just say what you want.

    Hope your summer is going well.

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    1. I usually type back and say it outloud...just for the learning of it. He certainly can hear and understand what I say, though.

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  22. He is so handsome and...I am sorry Betsy! A CHARMER! He is in charge of his brothers and I think he may be in charge of YOU too when he turns on THAT smile!

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    1. Oh yeah....he does try to charm his way with anyone...but Harry is even worse! ha.

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  23. Aww, that is one awesome smile!

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    1. melts your heart, right? Just like your jakes. :)

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  25. Spencer, my name is Wanda, and I love your mom, and you boys...and I love you smile, and I'm smiling right back at you!!!! You have a great day, and give your mom a hug from me. OK?

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    1. Spencer says "HI'....with two nods of his head. :)

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    2. Thank you Spencer...I'm touched.

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  26. ADORABLE! What a great smile : )

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    1. :) I couldn't resist a photo....since he was right in my face anyway. ha.

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  27. Spencer makes such wonderful eye contact! His smile is indeed a sweet one, Betsy.

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  28. Betsy, that would put a smile on even the most die hard grump's face!

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  29. That smile is pure sunshine!! Looks great next to those beautiful cloud photos!! blessings ~ tanna

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  30. I wonder if God doesn't give a home like yours that extra dose of Love. I'm thinking...most definitely.

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