As a general rule, I don’t apologize for any of my kids with #Autism but this is one exception

I mentioned in a previous post that something happened yesterday while at Gavin’s hematology appointment. Akron Children’s Hospital was great, they always are.

You have to understand something before we go any further.

This appointment took place where Gavin used to receive his IVIG infusions. We’re very familiar with this place after years of visits.

Gavin is a sweet kids and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He would never intentionally try to hurt someone or say something that caused someone pain. Unfortunately, along with missing mean bones, he’s also missing a filter.

It’s not uncommon for kids on the Autism spectrum to lack a verbal filter. They basically say it how it is, and are unburdened by things like inhibition.

Typically, kids with Autism don’t lie. They just don’t. They will tell you exactly what they think, in the most brutally honest way imaginable. That’s not always a bad thing but there are times that it can get them in trouble because they’re misunderstood.

In Gavin’s case, he’s very prone to blurting out whatever just popped into his head. We found that he can say the most horrifyingly inappropriate things at the absolute worst possible moment.

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Kim gebhardt

I feel like you’re giving too much thought to other people paying attention to Gavin. I understand what you’re saying but I seriously doubt that anyone there cared about anything beyond their own child. The other part is that I’ve heard Gavin speak on video and it’s clear that he is special needs despite him looking 18 on the outside. So if anyone was paying attention, it’s doubtful that they had any mean spirited thoughts about what he was saying.

Suzanne Olsen

Sensory overloads happen. In this case gavin couldn’t help it because of being autistic.

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