Last week was chock-full of happenings in the Utah autism community:
- FAAST hosted a seminar for law enforcement personnel at Westminster. I stopped by to see and was really impressed. There was lots of good information and the officers were very engaged.
- Temple Grandin was in town, attending the USAAA conference and promoting her new book.
- The Sahara Cares Carnival was Saturday. It's a very fun event with bounce houses, a DJ, games, etc. UAC had a booth and we signed up a bunch of new members.
Ben: I'm hungry!
Me: Well, what do you want?
Ben: I want a popsicle.
Me: Ok...I'll get you a popsicle.
Ben (looking surprised): Really?
Me (looking more surprised): Yes, really! I'll be right back.
Ben: Oh, that's so nice of you!
It may seem like little thing, but he's never said "really" before to me. It's like he's not been engaged enough in a conversation to express surprise or to question a statement. That's changing.
Last week on a trip to the park with his therapist, Ben saw a bunch of kids playing tag. He ran up and touched one, saying "tag you're it" and joined in the fun. That's huge!