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My 18-year-old with autism just went shopping by himself for the very first time

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Yesterday I dropped my son off at Target so he could do a little shopping.

This might seem like no big deal to you.

I get it. Before I lived alongside autism, an 18-year old walking across a parking lot and into a store on his own wouldn't have turned my head either.

But two short years ago, this boy Jack reached for my hand when whenever we went out in public.

Three years ago he refused to walk into any store that played classical music over the speakers.

Five years ago, he had a meltdown in this very same Target because we couldn't find the holiday M&M's.

Today, watching him walk through the doors, I could have wept.

Every step forward, no matter how small, counts. It simply does.


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