This was really emotionally draining for me to scrap, but I am SO glad I did it now (a good cry later . . .)
My son has high functioning Autism. He knows he is a little different because he has severe gross & fine motor delay, severe stutter & speech problems, Autism, vision problems - but we have not actually TOLD him that he has Autism or what it is. I do not want him to use it as a crutch or feel like he has an excuse for not doing something - when he asks why he is different we just explain how God made everyone a little different, ect. ANYWAY I have NEVER done a scrap related to his Autism even though it has been a HUGE part of his life. So today I decided it was time, although I do not know yet if I will actually print it & put it in the book.
He has been doing this "arm hugging" throughout the day ever since he was a baby, although we didn't know it was caused by Autism back then. So I decided to just sort of pay a tribute to it, since it is a part of who he is and will probably never go away! This is a 2 page spread: