One of the most independent things my #Autistic 19 year old does

I didn’t sleep well last night, and my amazing wife was kind enough to take the kids to school so I could go back to sleep. ☺ 💙

When I did drag myself out of bed, I was able to get Gavin for his weekly blood work, and that’s where I’m residing at the moment. Hopefully, he doesn’t have a long wait.

This weekly trip is one of the most independent things he does. I drop him off at the lab and wait in the car. We’ve been coming here for most of his life, and everyone adores him. He’s able to sign himself in and answer some routine questions about traveling outside the country.



When it’s his turn, he goes back, gets his blood draw, and collects three suckers. ☺

If there’s ever an issue, they call me, and I’m right there, but there’s rarely a problem.

When Gavin was younger, we barely survived these blood draws. He would need to restrained for his safety and the safety of the half dozen or more who were required to get this done. It was an awful experience for everyone.

He’s come such a long way, and I couldn’t be prouder. ☺

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  • Becky Rogers Wiren says:

    That is great.