Logan left this morning for camp. He is attending the CentriKid camp (http://www2.lifeway.com/centrikid/) at a local college. Last year was extremely successful for him. This could be entirely contributed to the great chaperones that went with him. They were willing to scaffold him and do whatever it takes to make it successful for him.
This year, he was excited to go since his best friend, Thomas , was going too. They are going to room together. The chaperones are different this year and they have never worked with Logan before this. One of the chaperones is Thomas’ dad so he is kinda familiar with Logan. I am a little apprehensive about this but decided that since the Logan was familiar with all the boys going that he would be ok. I pray that this is the case. It is a great group of kids that went and they are all in the same Sunday School class together among other activities. This is a great experience not only for Logan but for the other boys as well.
This presents a new problem for us in Logan’s recovery. What happens when he fits in so well with the other boys that he doesn’t look different until he gets overloaded? Don’t get me wrong! I am incredibly thankful for all the progress that the Lord has blessed us with. I am thankful that this is even a problem for us. But we still have to figure out what to do. I hate to tell anyone that doesn’t need to know that he has autism. People immediately treat him different. Sometimes, this is good. But more often, it is not in his best interest. Some people expect less of him because of his autism. This is not what I want for him. Autism doesn’t define him anymore than being myopic defines me. It is a strange dilemma albeit a wonderful one. I trust that the Lord will see me through it just like He has seen us through autism.