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  •  I have a happy story!! (9+ / 0-)

    My daughter has autism.  One of my greatest joys is being able to find stuff that makes her happy.  A lot is guesswork, and often the stuff (like an easel and paints, I was sure she'd love them) is ignored.

    I guessed correctly that she would love the movie "WALL-E", a movie I'm convinced was created specifically for autistic kids.  Well, not really, but kinda.

    Then I bought her the soundtrack.  She loved it.  Would make EVE and WALL-E sculptures out of clay and household objects, and fly them around the room to the WALL-E soundtrack.

    Last week I bought "Hello, Dolly!", since the movie is featured in WALL-E.  I cued it up to her favorite song so when she came home from school it would be there for her to see.  She looked at it like EVE looked at the EVE statue WALL-E made for her, then ejected the disk.

    I finished cleaning up the dishes after dinner tonight to find her watching Hello, Dolly! on the computer.

    Heh, heh.  It just makes me so happy.

    Happiness is not a potato... -Charlotte Bronte

    by coquiero on Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 07:14:53 PM PDT

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