4OF9 had his first game of basketball on the weekend, of course we took photos. When we got home and uploaded the photos this one really drew my attention. It totally depicts his world. He was focused on playing, saw the camera raised and went into photo mode. He’s been taught to look at a camera for photos. So he did and the whole world moved on, he was totally unaware and totally focused on following a learned pattern.
As soon as we lowered the camera he resumed play.
I hope this photo will help share with you how the world is to a person with autism. At the same time encourage you that autism doesn’t mean non-inclusion. 4OF9 plays with a regular basketball team and LOVES IT.
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