I realized something interesting. Gradually my symptoms have been getting less intense. Not that I’m even remotely close to normal, but I’m a lot closer than I used to be. It happened so naturally I barely noticed, but it is true nonetheless. Very nice to recognize that it can happen. Often in the past I felt like nothing would improve and I would stay in the same situation forever. 
Now I can say that I have a greater attention span by miles than before. Doing homework, piano practice, and going to school helped loads. I like playing more too. I have fun on wii and the iPad games. I enjoy improving my skills. In the beginning I stank. I see that I follow instructions better. My body listens better to my brain. The exercising I do helped here. I also have noticed that I stim less. I still stim plenty, but less. Hand flapping is way down.
I don’t know if it is because I am more mature or because I have worked hard on getting better, or both, but this gives me real encouragement to keep pressing on.

2 responses to “Progress

  1. Your blog brings tears of joy to my eyes. You’re an amazing, and inspiring young man. Thank you for sharing your world with us bloggers. I have a 4 year old son who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, and seeing how much you’ve accomplish just makes my heart so happy. — I stumbled upon your page from Pinterest. I’m new to the blogging world, but have had an account for a few years. You gained a new “follower”. Please feel free to check out my blog if you’re interested. *hugs*

  2. You are very determined, and your hard work is paying off! You are so right…that is what encourages us to keep going. Press on!

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