I’m posting this video for the same reasons I have in the past. I want people to know what families like mine are facing on a daily basis. We aren’t dealing with the “cute and cuddly” side of Autism very often. However, this time I do have another reason for wanting to post this. Gavin struggles every day in almost ALL areas of his life. There are times that he really does try to make the right decision and this is one of those times. Our typical meltdowns can last an hour or more at times but this one was VERY short and I was able to defuse the situation and prevent it from escalating in huge part to Gavin’s receptiveness today. While the meltdown is never an “appropriate” way to deal with a problem I have to commend Gavin for his efforts today. I’m proud of the choices he made and hope this is a sign of things to come. Even if it’s not at least we had it today.